It was a pleasure to sit down with Ian (iansu), the maintainer, to chat about the new features shipped recently as well as learn how he got started maintaining the Create React App (car) project.
Create React App is a command-line utility for building React apps quickly, and the latest version has just released with support for Fast Refresh!
- Fast Refresh
- React 17 support includes the new JSX transform
- TypeScript 4 support
- New ESLint 7 Rules: New Jest and React Testing
- Jest 26
- Web Vitals support
- Switch to the Workbox InjectManifest plugin
Remember to fill out your survey when you eject ;)
In addition to chatting about the new release, we learned how Ian onboarded on to the project as a maintainer.
Similar to Batman movies, no maintainer origin story is the same. Ian's story started by suggesting a feature to convert SVG images by default. After that feature was merged, an invitation to join the org followed!
Here the full interview on Youtube:
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