React Podcast

React Podcast

Conversations about React with your favorite developers.

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    76: Rachel Nabors on React Community Empowerment

    Today we sit down with award winning cartoonist, a book apart author, web animations expert, new member to the React Core Team, and all round lovely human Rachel Nabors.

    We talk about her journey to React, the Woman at the Heart of React zine (from this years React Conf), and her charter to make React and React Native documentation friendly, powerful, and inclusive.

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    75: Sunil Pai on The Future of UI Frameworks

    React Core Team member Suil Pai in the chair today.

    React is a complicated project. It's open source but lead by facebook. That's a hard pill for many to swollow. But, for it, we get a framework that's battle-tested at facebook scale — every experimental API tested by billions of users.

    Today, Sunil and I dive into the future of React as a UI framework, how Concurrent mode marks a shift in focus from developer experience to user experience, and what it'll take to finally get better designer tooling for React.

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    73: Brian Vaughn on Fast Refresh for Web and Concurrent React Dev Tools

    Brian Vaughn joins us for an update on React Developer Tools.

    We talk about Fast Refresh for the web, New developer convienciences around codemods, And new React Dev Tools features to help you profile, suspend component trees, and find your way around unfamiliar React apps.

    This chat is guaranteed to help you be a quicker, happier, more productive React developer.

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    72: Kitze on Surviving Hype Driven Development Culture

    Today we're talking with Kitze about his transition from open source to product, what his development browser Sizzy has taught him about business, and the dangers of our hype-driven development cycles.

    We discuss what we think is wrong with the culture of web development today and how to keep focused on skills that won't be consumed by designer/developer robots.

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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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