In recent years, instagram.com has seen a lot of changes — they’ve launched stories, filters, creation tools, notifications, and direct messaging as well as myriad other features and enhancements. However, as the product grew, one unfortunate side effect was that their web performance began to suffer. Over the last year, they made a conscious effort to improve this. Their ongoing efforts have thus far resulted in almost 50% cumulative improvement to their feed page load time. This series of blog posts will outline some of the work they’ve done that led to these improvements.
In this article, Miguel Gaeta (from the Discord iOS team) discusses the process his team went through to improve the performance of Discord's iOS app, which they first built with React Native back in 2015. He points out the trade offs of continuing to use React Native and explains why they choose to keep investing in the platform.
Tl;dr about the "why" behind React Suspense from Dan Abramov. This links to a rolled-up version of Dan's original Twitter thread from Thread Reader (because readability).
This article discusses how Microsoft has already begun moving away from Xamarin and .NET for cross-platform development in favor of React Native, and how they might continue to do so in 2020.