React Podcast

React Podcast

Conversations about React with your favorite developers.

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    38: Learn to Learn with Kyle Shevlin. Building a great career, finding your tribe, learning how to learn, and shipping your side projects.

    Kyle is a JavaScript engineer at webflow, speaker, educator, and Twitch streamer.

    Chantastic asks Kyle about his experience breaking into web development, how he navigated the early portion of his career, and the inspiration behind his show secondCareerDevs.

    They discuss the importance of finding your community, learning how to learn, and how to make progress on your side projects by live streaming your work.

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    37: Decide with Your Human Brain, with Brian Vaughn. On the new React profiler, windowing, and intelligent performance tuning.

    Brian Vaughn is a member of the React Core team and creator of libraries like react-virtualized and react-window. He's a wealth of knowledge in React performance and application profiling.

    Chantastic asks Brian about the new profiler tools he's been working on (available to React v16.5 apps), React Core team dynamics, and the future of windowing in React and browsers.

    They discuss a handful of practical performance tips, Concurrent rendering in React, React.memo and the useMemo Hook, and how to decide with your human brain when performance tuning is necessary.

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    36: Be Wrong with Shawn Swyx Wang. On what's new in React, how best to learn, and what's going on in r/reactjs

    Shawn Swyx Wang moderates and organizes r/reactjs on Reddit. He also works on developer experience at Netlify. Shawn is a voracious learner and loves to share what he's learning and believes that everyone — regardless of experience — should "learn in public".

    Chantastic asks Shawn about what's new in React and how r/reactjs is helping developers learn React, get connected in the community, and find jobs.

    They discuss strategies for being a lifelong learner, how to get started in React, the growth of React's API surface area, Hooks, Suspense, Concurrent Mode, designing APIs, and the future of React.

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    34: Just Use a Button with Jen Luker

    Jen Luker is a lead software engineer at Formidable Labs, keynote speaker, host of @BookBytesFM, and expert knitter. Chantastic asks her about the Fiber Arts Corner at React Conf, the history that textiles and programming share, and how we can make our apps more accessible.

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    33: Transcendence and the Future of React with Laurie Voss

    Laurie Voss is the Co-founder/COO of npm. He’s traveling the world and telling developers about npm and the future of JavaScript. Chantastic asks about his bold predictions for 2019, what the future brings for React, and how React could beat web components. They talk about fresh npm commands and security features, why teams are picking Vue or Ember, some sad truths about maintaining a diverse company, and the lgbtq.community slack.

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    32: Steal the Platform with Vincent Riemer

    Vincent Riemer is the creator of io808.com and react-native-dom. He loves working on projects that challenge assumptions and inspire play. Chantastic asks him about his shoes, the inspiration behind and execution of io808.com and his mad scientist adventures with react-native-dom. They discuss the importance of exploration, the worthlessness of linters, and how to steal the platform.

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    31: Hooks are Mixins with Ryan Florence

    Ryan Florence is the co-creator of React Router and creator of accessibility-first React libraries Reach Router and Reach UI. Chantastic sits with him to talk about Hooks on the night before they're announced. They talk about React's API growth, if Suspense has taken React to framework-land, what caches and resources mean for developers, and the rebirth of mixins as Hooks.

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    30: Develop in the Cloud with Christina Holland

    Christina is a developer at Google and speaker at React Conf 2018. Chantastic asks her about her cloud development process. They talk about changing careers, building brains, cheating imposter syndrome, speaking at conferences, and all the services you'll need to create your next app with with less software and fewer servers.

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    29: Don't Rewrite Your App for Hooks and Suspense with Jared Palmer

    Jared Palmer is a passionate JavaScript developer, pushing developer ergonomics in React with projects like formik and react-fns. Chantastic asks about what Suspense and Hooks mean for existing apps and what we should know to migrate our code sanely. They discuss why doing away with render props is a good thing, why Hooks are up to the task, and how Hooks and Suspense will impact libraries like formik, react-fns, and the-platform.

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