RRU 011: Simple React Patterns with Lucas Reis
In this episode of React Round Up, the panel discusses simple React patterns with Lucas Reis. Lucas works as a senior front-end developer at Zocdoc and previously worked in Brazil for an ecommerce company called B2W. He recently wrote a blog post about simple React patterns that really took off and became popular on the web. They talk about this blog post, what defines a successful pattern, and then they discuss the different patterns that he has discovered in his years of React programming.
Using and Teaching React with Kay Plößer - RRU 235
In this episode of React Round Up, the panel talks with Kay Plößer, describing their experiences learning React. Kay is a software developer from Stuttgart, Germany and the author of the book React from Zero. They discuss the best approach to learning React from scratch. Kay describes the process of writing and producing his book 'React from Zero'. Initially he started with tutorials and lessons and then turned those into a book. It is constructed in two sections: basic and advanced and it's purpose is to help developers learn React without being overwhelmed. He has received great feedback from the people who have bought the book.
Kay then describes his experiences teaching React to developers and talks about his blog post React Hooks Demystified which became really popular. The panel then about how developers can increase and diversify income through writing books and side projects.
RRU 087: The why-did-you-render Library and React Performance with Vitali Zaidman
Vitali Zaidman works for the WellDone Software consultancy. He has worked with a lot of different technologies, but currently works with React. In a recent React meetup, he talked about React performance. When someone says that React is not performant, Vitali disagrees and says that it is very performant unless you do certain things.
RRU 086: Gatsby Themes with Chris Biscardi
In this episode of React Round Up the panel interviews Chris Biscardi. Chris is now working with Gatsby. He shares a bit about his background and how he got into programming. Chris explains his move from Kubernetes and Docker over to Gatsby. His overall drive is to increase leverage for other people and what drew him to these projects.
RRU 085: Building Resilient Architecture with Monica Lent
Monica Lent has been interested in software from a very young age, and made her first domain name when she was 9 years old. She studied legacy languages Latin and Ancient Greek in university, but ended up keeping her college development job and going into software. She recently left her job and founded a startup, analytic tool designed for bloggers designed around affiliate marketing. She talks about some of the lessons she’s learned, including how to sift through data and how to make it useful for people.
RRU 082: Progressive SSR with Dinesh Pandiyan
Dinesh Pandiyan is a developer from India. He started as a backend engineer and then moved to frontend. Currently he is working for ThinkMill in Sidney, Australia. Today Dinesh and the panel are talking about devtools and progressive SSR.
RRU 081: NX and Monorepos with Jeffrey Cross and Victor Savkin
Jeffrey Cross and Victor Savkin are the cofounders of NRWL. They used to work together at Google on the Angular team and started NRWL so that people could use Angular 2 well. Victor talks about NRWL’s tool NX, which came from the desire to help people develop like the tech giants. Companies like Google and Facebook develop in the same repository so that people can collaborate. NX is an open source tool for this collaborative development, known as a monorepo.
RRU 080: Navigating React Navigation with Zain Sajjad
Zain Sajjad is a frontend developer at his company Peekaboo Guru, an app built in React. The show begins with Zain explaining why he chose to build Peekaboo Guru in React. Ultimately, he chose React for its composability and reusability. He talks about how much data is shared between his React and React Native applications.
RRU 079: State Machines and State Charts with Farzad Yousef Zadeh
Today’s guest is Farzad Yousef Zadeh, a developer from Iran with a unique path into computer programming. He started by studying astrophysics and aerospace engineering in college, then dropped out in his last semester because it wasn’t the right path. He then taught himself to code, working mostly in web programming and frontend development. Despite his change in course, Farzad remains passionate about observing the night sky.
RRU 077: Reusing Code Responsibly with Andrey Okonetchnikov
Andrey Okonetchnikov is a specialist in frontend architecture and design systems. He runs his own consultancy and made the package lint-staged. Andrey has been in programming for 20 years and talks about his background, how he got into React, and why he started component-driven.io. Andrey has always been interested in design tools and design systems, it just wasn’t the right time because the right tools weren’t available.
RRU 076: Ignite and the React Community with Jamon Holmgren
Today’s guest is Jamon Holmgren from Oregon. Jamon is the the CTO for Infinite Red, a consultancy that designs and builds mobile apps. The show starts with Jamon talking about his background in coding, which goes all the way back to when he was 12 years old. The panel brings up his React Finland presentation on building a community around Ignite. Ignite is a plugins and boilerplate maker for React that can speed up app creation. Jamon talks about how it works and how it came about.
RRU 075: Animations and React Morphe with Bruno Lorenco
Bruno is a developer specializing in multimedia. He is currently building websites with React and the creator of React Morph, an animation library. Bruno talks about what React Morph is, how it originated, and the flip animation technique. React Morph is uniquely designed to be compatible with many platforms. Bruno talks about his goal to make everything simpler, from having animations on your website, to making things easier for users of the application.
RRU 074: Learning React and TypeScript in Public with Shawn "swyx" Wang
Today’s guest Shawn Wang is a career changer starts off the show about how he got from finance to programming. The panel talks about how they each got started in programming. Shawn explains his Learn In Public manifesto. They discuss the benefits of learning in public and how concepts like Cunninham’s Law and lampshading can be a good thing. Shawn talks about the differences between inbound and outbound marketing. The two biggest benefits of learning in public is that people will come to help you, it helps you to build capital, and it os the fastest way to learn.
RRU 073: TypeScript and ReasonML Christoffer Niska
RRU 072: React Hooks for Global State and More Custom Hooks with Daishi Kato
Todays guest Daishi Kato is a freelance programmer and has many open source libraries. He starts off by talking about how he got from tail call optimization to Redux and global state. Daishi talks about his definition of global state, how it differs from a regular state, and why it is a problem with the current context implementation. Thomas talks about his work with Android and how React has helped solved some of the problems they encountered.
RRU 071: The Importance of Moderation and Chaos
Today, Lucas and Thomas discuss how companies enforce what technology gets used, especially when companies get really large. Thomas talks about his experience with Facebook’s an ‘all carrots, no sticks’ approach, and says that if Facebook hadn’t given its employees the freedom to use whatever technology they needed, React would have never come about.
RRU 070: Drawing the Line Between 3rd Party and Custom Code with Glenn Reyes
Special guest Glenn is a software programmer based in Vienna, Austria and has been working in programming since 2013. He is the creator of the Graphpack library. Today the panel discusses how to choose between picking a 3rd party or handcraft component in React. They discuss the popular notion to avoid “reinventing the wheel” and always using 3rd party components.
RRU 068: Design Systems with Varya Stepanova
Today’s guest is Varya Stepanova, who started her career in programming as a front end developer in Russia for Yandex. Now she is an independent consultant specializing in design systems. For Varya, a design system is a systematic approach to providing coherent products under the same brand. The necessity of a design system for a company is dependent upon how large it is and how quickly it is developing. Varya talks about how a component library turns into a design system and shares some of her experience. She talks about how the concepts in a design system are influenced and created by the existing interface.
RRU 067: CSS, CSS-in-JS, and Future of the Frontend
The panel shares their first experiences with CSS and compares CSS and CSS-in-JS. The best ways to learn CSS is considered. The panel shares some coding tips; considering when to use libraries and when to use homegrown solutions. Nader Dabbit shares his predictions for the future of frontend technology. The panel discusses these predictions and shares some of their own.
RRU 065: useEffect The Good, the Bad, and the Gotchas
The panel starts by discussing if useEffect is a good API or a bad API. The problems that useEffect solves are considered. The panel agrees it is a much better abstraction where subscriptions are concerned. Suspense and data fetching is discussed, the panel considers what the react team has in store concerning data fetching. The panel discusses what it was like to be a beginner to React and how using React is not an intuitive language. The panel shares some of their mistakes with useEffect, and try to consider useEffect from a beginners perspective. The panel gives advice for using hooks.
RRU 063: Fullstack Development with React
On today’s show the panel discusses what what jobs should be delegated to the front and backend when doing fullstack development with React. They talk about where the data fetching starts coming into play in a react app and the big changes from the old web to the modern web in data fetching. They discuss how much interaction with the backend there is when working with front end applications, but also the importance of properly separating backend and frontend teams.
RRU 061: Should Companies Have a Dedicated Frontend Team?
Today the panel is discussing the necessity of companies having a dedicated frontend team. They begin by discussing the technologies that might be used by a dedicated frontend team. According to the panel, the necessity of a frontend team is determined by the size of the company. When you try to have a frontend team too soon, it ends up being a huge debacle, but once you get bigger and have multiple teams, it gets more useful. A company is ready for a dedicated frontend team when it is able to build with a common set of components.
RRU 060: Linked lists in the Wild: React Hooks with Conlin Durbin
Conlin Durbin is a front end software engineer for a company called Lessonly and occasionally writes about React. Thomas Aylott is a web guy from the 90’s who was briefly on the React team, and he makes thingsthatdostuff.com and groovytiesquad.com. The panel discusses Conlin’s article Link Lists in the Wild: React Hooks. They begin by talking about the relationship between linked lists and React hooks. Linked lists are used under the hood to render hooks every time that they’re created and maintain integrity of the hook chain.
RRU 059: React Native's New Architecture with Parashuram
Parashuram (aka Ram) and the panel compares various frameworks including the differences between React Native and NativeScript. Ram discusses what it’s like introducing react native to mobile teams which leads to a panel discussion of web app developer experience compared to mobile app developers. Ram shares the changes that are being made to React Native and what this means for its developers. Some of the things to look forward to are a leaner and more browser-like React Native. The episode ends with Ram sharing a little of his story.
RRU 058: React.js and WebAssembly to Rewrite Native Apps with Florian Rival
RRU 057: Playing with Polyhedra with Nat Alison
Nat Alison shares with the panel her work in translating Reactjs. Lucas Reis thanks her for her work in this very important project. Nat updates the panel on how the translation is going and discusses some of the specifics of updating, changing language direction and how it all got started. The panel moves on to discussing Nat’s work with her Polyhedra application. Nat discloses what she learned while creating this app, how she tested the app and why she used the react framework for this project. The panel discusses suspense features and what they could do for this app. Nat ends the episode by sharing her inspiration for this app.
RRU 055: Building Static Sites with Gatsby with Ajay NS
In this episode of React Round Up, the panel talks with Ajay NS, a Computer Engineering student at National Institute of Technology Surat who is passionate about frontend development and design. Ajay talks about his article Why you should use GatsbyJS to build static sites on Medium and why he felt the need to write it.
RRU 054: GraphQL and React – Even Better together with Chris Toomey
In this episode of React Round Up, Chris Toomey introduces himself, talks about his work and his podcast and moves on to explaining the differences between a React vs GraphQL centric application. Justin explains in detail how the Relay framework works, and Chris describes the scenarios where GraphQL stands out in the process of building an application and also throws some light on the benefits of choosing it over other APIs such as REST.
RRU 053: Framer X and Web Development of the Past with Thomas Aylott
In this episode of React Round Up, Thomas Aylott, Founder at Things That Do Stuff, gives an overview of Framer X, explains what it is used for and how it can be beneficial for web designers. The panelists then discuss the timeline and usage of different design and developer tools along with their compatibility with various platforms. Thomas shares his front-end development experiences from 2005, the kind of technologies he learnt and how, with interesting and fun anecdotes, and also talks about about his time at Facebook.
RRU 052: React Suspense with Jared Palmer
In this episode of React Round Up, Jared Palmer, Lead Engineer at Palmer Group, gives the listeners an overview of React Suspense, how it helps to resolve conflicts with resource scheduling and how it differs from current practices. He mentions that it is developed completely by the React team and talks about some of its applications, especially in handling images. He explains how React Suspense will reduce code size for loading states, the mechanism of parallel execution and how complexity in logic can be simplified with it. Jared also mentions some modules where Suspense can already be integrated with and advises on where it is not recommended to be used yet. The panelists then discuss server-side rendering with Suspense and their approach in technology adoption, which is incremental. Finally they talk about Redux and move on to picks.
RRU 050: Celebrating the 50th Episode of React Round Up!
In this 50th episode of React Round Up, the panelists start with talking briefly about themselves, their work, as well as their side projects. Lucas Reis is a Senior Frontend Engineer at Zocdoc, and is working on the Zocdoc website, specifically on performance and SEO. He is also involved in sharing frontend knowledge throughout the company. Justin Bennett is a Senior Engineer at Artsy and focuses on web performance along with several open source projects. He is also interested in release processes and continuous integration. Nader Dabit is with Amazon Web Services as a Developer Advocate, working on GraphQL, React to React Native, Vue and is involved in community work too. Charles Max Wood is mainly focused on making this podcast better that includes things like getting sponsors, dealing with business issues, releasing the episodes on time, etc. He talks about his mission to help people find fulfillment from coding and enabling them to achieve their ideal lifestyle.
RRU 048: Using and Teaching React with Kay Plößer
In this episode of React Round Up, the panel talks with Kay Plößer, describing their experiences learning React. Kay is a software developer from Stuttgart, Germany and the author of the book React from Zero. They discuss the best approach to learning React from scratch. Kay describes the process of writing and producing his book 'React from Zero'.
RRU 046: GraphQL vs REST APIs with Max Desiatov
Max Desiatov shares his experience transitioning from REST to GraphQL. The panel discusses Max’s migration strategy and other strategies. REST and GraphQL are compared, the problems with both are discussed. The panel shares their favorite things about GraphQL including workflow and data modeling. The solutions for GraphQL problems are discussed and the things the panel would like to see are mentioned. Max Desiatov and Justin Bennett share the different tools they use including Apollo and Graphiql. Charles Max Wood steers the conversation to the adoption of GraphQL by companies.
RRU 045: React Hooks with Dave Ceddia
Dave Ceddia introduces hooks and what they let you do. The panel discusses how hooks work and how they will clean up the code. Dave explains what react does behind the scenes when hooks are being used. Hooks are simple to use but hard to explain, so the panel asks Dave how he would teach hooks. Dave explains there is a learning hump and shares what trips most developers up.
RRU 043: Testing React Apps Without Testing Implementation Details with Kent C. Dodds
In this episode, the panelist talk with today’s guest, Kent C. Dodds who works for PayPal, is an instructor, and works through open source! Kent lives in Utah with his wife and four children. Kent and the panel talk today about testing – check it out!
RRU 042: React at Product Hunt with Radoslav Stankov
In this episode, the panelists talk with today’s guest, Radoslav Stankov, who is a senior developer at Product Hunt. The panel and the guest talk about React, jQuery, Backbone, and much more! Check it out!
RRU 041: Design Patterns with Soumyajit Pathak
In this episode, the panelists talk with Soumyajit Pathak (India) who is a full-stack developer and cybersecurity enthusiast. The panel and the guest talk about design patterns and designing simpler code for clarity and less confusion. Check out today’s episode!
RRU 039: Lambda School with Ben Nelson
In this episode, the panelists talk with Ben Nelson who is a co-founder and CTO of Lambda School. The panelists and Ben talk about Lambda School, the pros & cons of the 4-year university program for developers, and much more. Check it out!
AiA 217: Mastermind Groups for Startups, Consulting & Career Growth with Sean Merron
RRU 037: Make Backend Devs Jealous of Your Test Suite with Carly Litchfield
In this episode, the panelists talk with Carly Litchfield who is a Full-stack engineer of React and React Native. The panel and Carly talk about frontend and backend developing and the issues that teams could face day-in and day-out. Listen to today’s episode to hear about that and much more!
RRU 035: Optimizing React Virtual DOM Explained Article with Alexey Ivanov and Andy Barnov
In this episode, the panelists talk with Alexey Ivanov and Andy Barnov. They all discuss Alexey’s article titled: “Optimizing React Virtual DOM.” Listen to today’s episode to hear all the details about this article, the guests’ backgrounds and much, much more!
RRU 033: "Finding Your Dream Job" with Panelists
In this episode, the panel talks amongst themselves about: What is THE dream job? How do you define YOUR dream job? And how do you GET your dream job? Check out today’s episode to find out more!
RRU 031: "Real-time Editable Datagrid In React" with Peter Mbanugo
In this episode, the panel talks with guest speaker, Peter Mbanugo. Peter is a computer software specialist who works with Field Intelligence and writes technical articles for Progress Software and a few others. He studied at SMC University and currently resides in Nigeria. They talk about his creation, Hamoni Sync, and article, Real-time editable data grid in React. Also, other topics such as Offline-First, Speed Curve, Kendo UI are talked about, too. Check out today’s episode
RRU 030: "React State Museum" with Gant Laborde
In this episode, the panel talks with Gant who has been programming for twenty years. In the past, he has been an adjunct professor and loves to teach. Finally, he talks at conferences and enjoys sharing his ideas. The panel talks about the React State Museum, among many other topics, such as: React Native, Flux, Redux, Agile, and XState.
RRU 029: Christopher Buecheler: "Getting Ready To Teach? Lessons learned from building an 84-tutorial software course"
RRU 028: “Microstates.js – Composable State Primitive” with Taras Mankovski & Charles Lowell
In this episode, the panel talks with two special guests Charles and Taras. Charles Lowell is a principle engineer at Frontside, and he loves to code. Taras works with Charles and joined Frontside, because of Charles’ love for coding. There are great personalities at Frontside, which are quite diverse. Check out this episode to hear about microstates, microstates with react, OM, Redux, and much more!
RRU 026: Building React Applications in a Monorepo with Luis Vieira
RRU 025: 2 Years of React Native at Artsy with Orta Therox
In this episode, the React Round Up panelists talk to Orta Therox about his 2 years of experience with React Native at Artsy. Orta has about 15 years of native Mac and iOS development experience and about 2 ½ years ago, his team decided to start writing their iOS app in React Native. They talk about the different popular blog posts about React Native, why his team decided to switch over to React Native, and the effects of team size on the success of the fit of React Native in each company’s app. They also touch on professional growth, how they have trained their employees, and more!
RRU 024: Webamp with Jordan Eldredge
In this episode, the React Round Up panelists talk to Jordan Eldredge about his project Webamp. Jordan’s first introduction to programming had to do with music which led him to work both as a singer to now being an engineer. They talk about how common it is for programmers to have diverse backgrounds, especially in front-end developers, what Webamp and Winamp are, and what he originally wrote Webamp in. they also touch on his inspiration for creating this project, his journey in creating Webamp, and more!
RRU 020: How to Get a Job (Especially for New Developers) with Charles Max Wood
In this episode, the React Round Up panelists talk about finding a job as a developer. Charles is getting ready to release a course on finding a job and he finds that he is always getting asked about how new developers can find a job. They talk about how they all found their first coder job, picking your target company, and understanding what you want in a job. They also touch on Charles’ upcoming course, the importance of showing initiative, and more!
RRU 018: Evolving Patterns in React with Alex Moldovan
AiA 088: Style Guides (Repeat)