Gateway to React: The react.dev Story - Rachel Nabors, React Summit US 2023

Discover the journey behind React.dev, the new React documentation site, and learn how it empowers developers of all levels with interactive code sandboxes, quizzes, and challenges.

Key takeaways
  • React.dev is a new documentation site for React that was built from the ground up.
  • The goal of React.dev is to make it easier for people to learn React, regardless of their experience level.
  • React.dev features a number of new features, including interactive code sandboxes, quizzes, and challenges.
  • React.dev was built with the help of the React community, and it is constantly being updated and improved.
  • React.dev is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn React, and it is a testament to the power of open source collaboration.
  • The new documentation is built on a custom Next.js site, which allowed the team to ship the docs faster and with more features.
  • The team used a variety of tools and technologies to build React.dev, including Gatsby, MDX, and DocSource.
  • The team also worked closely with the React Native community to ensure that the new documentation would be helpful for mobile developers.
  • React.dev has been a huge success, with over 8 million learners accessing the site during its beta period.
  • The team is committed to continuing to improve React.dev, and they are always looking for feedback from the community.