Welcome to #120.
Today we’re giving away a wall-mounted T-Rex sculpture. The first one to solve the puzzle and respond to this email with the secret code wins.
The clue? A place that you go, with thoughts you can’t discard. Against your will, you’ll see shirts that go hard.
This week we’ve got acquisition rumors, a developer productivity report by My Chemical Romance, and literally nothing about the Ethereum Merge. Buckle up.
The Main Thing
Back in March, The Remix team (who is also the React Router team) announced that they were ripping out “everything great about Remix’s data and async UI management” and putting it inside of React Router.
This would give React Router users (aka 50% of React developers) some cool new features without having to fully commit to Remix. And it would also give Remix a nice top of funnel growth strategy for acquiring new users. Win win.
Fast forward to last week, and The Merge™️ officially kicked off with the release of React Router v6.4. Here’s what the new ReRouterActMix looks like under the hood:
Bottom Line: It’s a smart business move for Remix to hitch its wagon to React Router (and its ~8 million weekly npm downloads). But it’s not November 2021 anymore, and VC’s have realized that companies need to “sell” a product for “real money” in order to produce “returns.”
Remix will eventually have to figure out how to do that if they want to be viable as a business, or maybe they’ll just join $BIGCO and keep living the dream.
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