#027 - React Native’s Superpower with Theo Browne

Simon talks with Theo about the differences between React Native and Flutter, and what React Native's Superpower is. They explore the benefits of React server components and how they differ from over-the-air updates. Finally, they delve into the T3 stack and its origins, and the integration of Expo and React Native.

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Theo Browne

- Over-the-air updates are a powerful feature of React Native, allowing developers to quickly patch and update their applications without going through the lengthy app review process.
- Flutter is a popular cross-platform framework, but it has limitations and is not as flexible as React Native in terms of native integration and over-the-air updates.
- Ionic and Capacitor are still relevant for certain use cases, particularly in enterprise applications and internal tools, but their importance may decrease as progressive web apps and other technologies improve.
- React Server Components offer the potential for server-side rendering and sending pre-rendered UI structures to the client, reducing the need for complex JSON-to-UI translations on the client-side.
- Mobile developers should pay attention to React Server Components as they could simplify development and improve performance by offloading rendering tasks to the server. Server components provide granular over-the-air updates and can be updated as part of a data fetch, offering a more efficient way to update components in React Native.
- The T3 stack, consisting of TypeScript, Prisma, TRPC, Tailwind, and Next.js, offers a modular and flexible solution for building full-stack applications.
#027 - React Native’s Superpower with Theo Browne
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