I distinctly remember the moment when I heard the words “React Sixteen”. We were in one of our frontend team meetings, and Cristian, one of our most influential peeps (concerning seniority and JavaScript expertise), mentioned the possibility of doing some preparation work to migrate to the new version of React. Why? Well, performance benefits of course, and new development perks like the game-changing feature for all of us: Hooks. Alongside, we also love some other benefits, like direct rendering of arrays and Fragments, heavily used in our team, or Error Boundaries and Portals.

React Hooks are the main reason why…

Alessio Biancalana

Senior Software Engineer @ Hootsuite. An open source passionate guy, a relentless tinkerer. I also like twenty-sided dice, and pasta carbonara.

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