RRU 096: React Round Up at RxJS Live
In this episode of React Native Radio Charles Max Wood continues interviewing speakers at RxJS Live. First, he interviews Mike Ryan and Sam Julien. They gave a talk about Groupby, a little known operator. They overview the common problems other mapping operators have and how Groupby addresses these problems. The discuss with Charles where these types of operators are most commonly used and use an analogy to explain the different mapping operators.
RRU 095: Designing Your Life
In this episode of React Round Up Charles Max Wood hosts a solo podcast sharing his perspective on designing your perfect life. In this episode he addresses finding your dream job, building your dream life, and staying current. Start by deciding where you want to end up. Do you see yourself retiring? Working forever? Charles shares his vision for his future and discusses the retirements of others in his life.
RRU 094: React Round Up Live at GitLab Commit 2019
In this episode of React Round Up Charles Max Wood interviews speakers at GitLab Commit 2019. Eddie Zaneski from Digital Ocean talks about "Creating a CI/CD Pipeline with GitLab and Kubernetes in 20 minutes", Shamiq Islam from Coinbase talks about "Closing the SDLC Loop- Automating Security" and Jasmine James, from Delta Airlines, discusses " How Delta Became Cloud Native-Avoiding the Vendor Lock".
Eddie, Shamiq, and Jasmine give the 5 min "elevator pitch" for the talks they gave at the conference.
RRU 093: React Round Up at JAMstack Conf SF 2019
In this episode of React Round Up Charles Max Wood interviews speakers at JAMstack Conf SF. Mandy Michael gives a talk about responsive typography and variable fonts. Mandy explains what variable fonts are and how they can be used to shrink, stretch and do some very fun and creative thing with them. They discuss how to use them and Mandy explains some of the demos from her talk.
RRU 092: The Future of APIs, GraphQL, and Developer Tooling with Sean Grove
Today the panel and Sean Grove are talking about the future of programming with GraphQL. GraphQL is a new way of building APIs that is more product and frontend focused. All of the panelists agree that it is easy to get exactly what they need with ease when using GraphQL. There are also benefits for backend developers too, since GraphQL lets you see exactly what fields your clients are using.
RRU 091: React Best Practices
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”.
RRU 090: How Do I Introduce New Tech at Work?
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.
RRU 089: Progressive Enhancements with Ire Aderinokun
In this episode of React Round Up Charles Max Wood interviews Ire Aderinokun at JAMstack conf 2019. Ire works for Buycoins, a cryptocurrency exchange for Africa. She gave a lightning talk, “Headless Chrome & Cloudinary for progressively enhanced dynamic content on the web”. After giving a brief overview of her talk to Charles, Ire defines progressive enhancement for the listeners.
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RRU 088: Frustrations with React Hooks with Paul Cowan
Paul Cowan was a painter and decorator for 30 years until he switched to front end development. He got into React because for him, much of programming didn’t make a whole lot of sense until he read about the flux model, and React Redux was one of the few frameworks that followed the flux model. Spending most of his life outside of the programming world has granted him a unique perspective frameworks like React.
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 084: What Makes a 10x Engineer?
In today’s show, Chuck talks about the recent Twitter thread about 10x engineers. He goes through each of the points in the tweet and talks about each of them in turn. There are only two points he sort of agrees with, and believes the rest to be absolute garbage. One of the issues with this tweet is that it doesn’t define what a 10x engineer is. Defining a 10x engineer is difficult because it is also impossible to measure a truly average engineer because there are many factors that play into measuring productivity.
RRU 083: Reactive Programming with Storybook with Dean Radcliffe
Dean Radcliffe has been web developing since the table tag was the new hotness. His interests include his wife and two kids, music, sports, and he likes to say he helps people make whatever they can dream of. Since starting to move towards the frontend, React has been his weapon of choice, which he got started with in 2014.