Redux, Redux Toolkit, OSS and More with Mark Erikson - RRU 238
Returning guest Mark Erikson joins the React Round Up team to discuss how he found himself in the position of being an open source maintainer for Redux, how he's helped shepherd/author future versions of Redux (and the complete overhauls that happened when React Hooks were introcuded), and the new examples he's written for Redux Toolkit to make Redux easier for devs to get started with. Mark also addresses some commons misconceptions around React and Redux, such as: is React Context a perfect substitute for Redux (spoiler: it's not), and is Redux still relevant today (it is). Take a listen to hear about getting into open source, where Redux is headed and Mark's broader thoughts on helping the React community document and standardize all the options out there so developers have an easier time choosing the tools needed to solve their particular problems.
How Do I Introduce New Tech at Work? - RRU 237
Today the panel is discussing how to introduce new tech at work. They agree that it’s important to get input from all teams on the decision, although it will primarily affect the development team. One should also consider the different ways people make decisions, such as through discussion or quiet thinking, and give everyone time to come to a decision. The panel talks about positive and negative examples of how to introduce new tech at work. Thomas believes that it is important to acknowledge your own biases in decision making and to try to avoid them. The React experts discuss the significance of the team dynamic and the necessity of different roles in decision making or if it is better to have an organic discovery phase. This relates to Thomas’ point about personal biases, and he believes that it is important to put people in roles that are opposite of their personality. When making decisions about new technology, it is also important to note that not all decisions require the same amount of input, and they discuss how to measure how much input is required for a decision.
Navigating React Navigation with Zain Sajjad - RRU 236
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.
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.
The State Machines in React with David Khourshid - RRU 234
David Khourshid is the author of a library called Xstate, He has been a developer for 7 years, currently works for Microsoft, his passion is frontendTalks a. In college, he actually studied piano performance, and so he talks about how he got into programming and where he started. The panel discusses his unique husky animation and how he came up with the idea for it and went about programming it.
React Best Practices - RRU 233
In this week’s episode of React Round Up the panel works their way through a blog post outlining best practices for React. The first is “keeping components small and function-specific”. The panel discusses the pros of using this best practice and how it relates to the single responsibility principle. This best practice also helps with the next, “reusability is important”.
Game Development in React & Typescript with Maksim Ivanov - RRU 232
All Astro with Fred Schott - RRU 231
React Architecture with Tommy Groshong - RRU 230
In today's episode, we talk about state management, dependency injection, react hooks, API access best practices and more with Tommy Groshong a React UI architect.
Data Visualization at Scale with Andrey Goncharov - RRU 229
Software Engineer Andrey Goncharov joins the React Round Up crew to discuss how his company Hazelcast has approached visualizing hundreds of data points on potentially hundreds of computers in a way that makes sense to users. Dust off your math skills - it gets a little technical along the way as they discuss graphs, charts, performance optimizations, and bottlenecks, and even handling accessibility of these data-intensive graphs. If you ever have to debug system failures and anomalies, this will be a worthwhile episode to check out.
How to Organize Your React App ft. Tania Rascia - RRU 228
Tania Rascia joins the round up to discuss how to organize your code across files, directories, components, and repos within your React app. The panel chimes in with what they've seen and clarify how these approaches affect the overall application functionality of your app.
Migrating to React Query from Redux with Pierre Hedkvist - RRU 227
Software engineer Pierre Hedkvist joins the React Round Up panelists to share some spicy (controversial) coding decisions he's made and then written about. The first hot topic is using React state to store filter setting in query parameters with the help of a custom Hook, and the second is migrating an app to rely more heavily on React Query instead of Redux.
If you've been considering doing something similar, give this episode a listen to hear Pierre's strategies and advice for anyone looking to get started.
Jumpstart Your React Career With Collin Pfeifer - RRU 226
Collin Pfeifer, writer, software engineer, and student at Indiana University joins the React Round Up panel to discuss the intricacies and pitfalls in Create React App, the roadmap of being a self-taught developer, and how the computer education system has changed over the years.
Figma's Biggest Change - RRU 225
Jack, Paige, and TJ join this week's panelist episode to talk about Figma. Figma is a web-based design tool. Jack takes the lead as he talks about its new exciting features, how this tool benefits the designers, what sets it apart from competing design tools, and many more!
Bootstrapping Application with Bun - RRU 224
Peter Osah is a Fullstack Software Engineer, Technical Writer, and a Biochemist & Bioinformatics Enthusiast. He joins the show to talk about his article, " Bootstrap your next Preact application with Bun". He begins by giving the listeners an introduction to Bun and its advantages.