React 16 contains a range of new features including its new rewritten codebase: Fiber. It includes async rendering, better error handling, and a smaller file size.
- [Instructor] Since its release in 2013, React has gone through several shifts and changes. Few changes have been more hyped than the release of React 16. Version 16 marked the complete rewrite of React and you may have heard of this project referred to by its code name, Fiber. So what's new in React 16? Well, there are improved features for async rendering. We now have the ability to return arrays of elements. We have some better error handling. React also has a smaller file size now, so, already, companies are noticing huge performance improvements after upgrading.
Throughout this course, we'll use React at version 16 to take advantage of some of these amazing features. We should also assume that React will continue to evolve, which will allow us to do even more extraordinary things with the technology.
- What's new in React 16
- Rendering arrays
- Controlled, uncontrolled, and compound components
- Using keyed fragments
- Working with new lifecycle methods
- React patterns
- Using the context API
- Checking for accessibility issues in your React code