Over the years, we’ve built up a small suite of optimizations to speed this boot process up, achieving reductions of 75% on our monolith. These 75% reductions generally translate to 50% reductions in smaller applications.
Less than a year ago, we introduced Create React App as an officially supported way to create apps with zero configuration. The project has since enjoyed tremendous growth, with over 950 commits by more than 250 contributors.
The idea behind React Fiber, the company tells me, is to take what the company has learned from developing React the first time around and put that into an updated framework that is still fully backwards compatible with existing React-based applications.