Hello there, fellow devs! Welcome to a thrilling journey into the world of ReactJS. In this blog post, we are going to explore one of the most cutting-edge technologies that have recently shaken up the ReactJS ecosystem – React Server Components! So, fasten your seatbelts, and let’s dive right in.
Before we embark on this exciting adventure, let me introduce myself. My name is Anil, a Full Stack Software Engineer working at Google. With over a decade of experience across various technologies, I’ve spent more than 7 years immersed in the captivating world of ReactJS. Throughout my journey, I’ve published numerous articles and contributed to open-source libraries.
React Server Components are nothing short of a game-changer, akin to the groundbreaking impact we experienced when React hooks were introduced. Today, we are going to explore the transformative power that React Server Components bring to the table.
- Fetching Data within the Component: In typical server-side rendered apps, data fetching is often orchestrated at the top level, where the app waits for the slowest API call to complete before generating the page’s HTML. This can lead to complexity and maintainability issues, which can hinder developer productivity.
React Server Components simplify data fetching by allowing API calls directly within the component. The logic becomes more intuitive, and you can even use suspense boundaries to add placeholders or loaders for components that require data from slower APIs. This granular control over rendering and user experience is a game-changer.
Data calls within React Server Components are a breeze. Simply place the API call within the component itself, and the logic becomes more intuitive, maintainable, and well-organized.
But with React Server Components, you can simply declare the QR code component as a server component. The server generates the QR code image and sends only the encoded string to the client – minimal, fast, and efficient!
As we’ve merely scratched the surface of this mesmerizing technology, stay tuned for more in-depth code examples, exciting demonstrations, and valuable insights in our upcoming blog posts and videos.
Namaste, my fellow developers! Happy coding and stay curious.