React Podcast

React Podcast

Conversations about React with your favorite developers.

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    71: Joe Savona on Relay and Data Fetching with Suspense

    In the immortal words of TLC, "Don't go chasing waterfalls".
    Turns out they're really easy to find in React today.

    Joe Savona joins us to talk about avoiding waterfalls in your React code.
    He's here for our 2nd of 6 React Conf 2019 interviews to talk about data-fetching strategies with Suspense.

    Joe has spent the last year working with the React team in developing a relay-suspense integration for the new

    He shares the lessons and patterns they've learned and how they're baking great user experience into Relay.

    Fetch-on-render, fetch-then-render, and Render-as-you-fetch are patterns you'll be hearing more often as Suspense picks up steam.

    Thankfully, in today's episode Joe helps us navigate that verbiage and determine what our first steps with Suspense should be.

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    70: Andrew Clark on Concurrent Mode

    Today we kick off our first of 6 React Conf interviews.

    We start with Andrew Clark to learn what this React Conf 2019 means for us — our libraries and apps. He's a core team member who cut his React teeth on the fiber re-write and he's been deep in Concurrent React for 3 years.

    We chat about future features, prerelease channels, and how Suspense is preparing the way for others to bring cooperative concurrency to their libraries, applications, and frameworks.

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    69: The Suspense is Almost Over — A Pre-ReactConf Concurrent React Rundown with Swyx

    This week is React Conf!
    And I suspect that Suspense and Concurrent Mode will have a good showing.

    So — in anticipation and excitement — I asked friend of the show, Swyx, to join me for a Suspense/Concurrent React rundown episode — covering everything you need to know so far and what we hope to see at this year's event.

    Neither of us have priviliged info.
    We're just two nerds who like to keep abreast of React's most exciting future feature.

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    68: Lara Schenck on CSS Algorithms and Turd-Driven Development

    Today we sit with Lara Schenck to discuss CSS Algorithms and my favorite term of the year: Turd Driven Development.

    She's brilliant, obviously. And It's a real treat to chat with someone who shares my affinity for CSS and a stoic acceptance of how crappy our codebases are.

    But she offers hope, to teams that prioritize the work of design engineering.

    Do not miss her talk CSS Algorithms. It's — hands down — my favorite talk of 2019.

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    67: Swizec Teller on Hustle and Focus

    This week we sit with Swizec Teller and learn how to get more done in every day.

    Swizec has an incredible work ethic — regularly blogging, vlogging, live streaming, and writing books on your favorite web technologies React and D3.

    How does he do all that and keep a full-time job at a startup?

    Today, we try to find out what his secret is and how to mimic that focus.

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    66: Jonathan Cutrell on The Future of Work — Part 2

    This week we continue our discussion with Jonathan Cutrell about the future of work.
    This time, we're talking about teamwork.

    We tackle a few important questions.
    How do you invest in a team that is separated by hundreds of miles?
    How do you find moments to spark trust where serendipity is at a minimum?
    And how do you make sure everyone is heard and feels good about their work?

    If you work remote — or hope to work remote — these questions are at the forefront of your mind as you decide whether or not to DM that co-worker or waffle between which emoji expresses your sentiment best.

    We got you.
    This episode is brimming with tips and tricks for you.

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    65: Jonathan Cutrell on The Future of Work — Part 1

    This week we sit down with Jonathan Cutrell. He's the host of the beloved podcast Developer Tea and co-found Spec, the very Network that this show belongs to.

    Now, when podcasters get together and talk. They talk... for hours. So this is part one of a two parter.

    Today, we glean from Jonathan's transition from musician to developer. We discover how constrained systems like music primed him for life as a developer, and the ways in which all systems being infused with our humanity. We talk about how to keep doing work you love and finding, or creating, a company that will help you do.

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    63: Val Geisler on Communicating with Your Audience

    This week we diverge from our typical technical focus to talk about communication.

    Many of you are developing a product. Whether that be an open source library, course material on your favorite framework, or your skills a freelance developer — you are selling something.

    Selling requires more than great technical skills. It requires strong communication.

    Today we sit with Val Geisler — founder of Fix My Churn. We talk about communication thru email,
    Why it’s critical for building and branding your business,
    And how we get started.

    I believe it has the potential to change your career.

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    62: Chris Biscardi on Gatsby Themes and Developing a Content Pipeline

    This week we sit down with Chris Biscardi — open source developer and consultant.

    He's working with Gatsby on projects like gatsby-mdx and gatsby-themes.

    So we talk about what Gatsby Themes are, why they promise to bring a new wave of shareability to Gatsby sites, and what you need to know to start using them.

    We also talk about designing a workflow around sharing what you know and building an effective content pipeline.

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