Carl Mungazi

Jack Herrington

Paige Niedringhaus

TJ VanToll

Charles Max Wood

Zain Sajjad

Thomas Aylott

James Brenton

Dave Cooper

Lucas Reis

Leslie Cohn-Wein

Dave Ceddia

Nader Dabit

Justin Bennett

JC Hiatt

Sia Karamalegos

Alyssa Nicoll

Ward Bell

Cory House

Kent C. Dodds

Tara Z. Manicsic



Jul 27, 2022

Bedrock Layout with Travis Waith-Mair - RRU 191

Today we talk with Travis Waith-Mair, a senior software engineer at Plex, and creator of Bedrock Layout Primitives library. Bedrock layout allows you to build a complex layout without with reusable components without needing to be an expert at the underlying CSS. We talk about the success of his library, and along the way discuss Lerna, a tool for JS Monorepos, and the AVO (Attributes Verbs and Objects) and method.

Jul 20, 2022

Piral Framework for Microfrontend with Florian Rappl - RRU 190

Today we talk with Florian Rappl the creator of Piral, a next generation portal applications, which utilizes microfrontend architecture. Piral is all about scalability, allowing easy reusability between multiple teams. We learn of the background of how it was developed, and how out of the box it comes with bundles customized to your industry. We discuss when it makes sense to use microfrontend based on client requests and needs, and give some tips on when to start incorporating it.

Jul 13, 2022

CSS Properties with Dillion Megida - RRU 189

Today we talk with Dillion Megida, a developer advocate and content creator originally from Nigeria, but living in the Netherlands. We discuss his blog article about the aspect ratio property in CSS. Much of his effort at a developer advocate is writing articles and creating video content to promote the products for Stream, where he currently works. He gives us his insight on preparing for and pursuing the developer advocate role at a company. We also discuss debouncing in JavaScript, which helps to reduce unnecessary expression executions.

Jul 06, 2022

Setting Up Server Side Rendering with Adam Berg - RRU 188

Today Jack and TJ talk with Adam Berg, VP of Engineering at Dubsado. We discuss an article he wrote based on lessons learned while his place of work was transitioning from AngularJS to React, called starting with How to Set Up Server Side Rendering (SSR) With React, express.js, and esbuild. We also discuss several of his other articles, including Hey Siri, We’re Breaking Up, and 3 Lines of Code Shouldn’t Take All Day.

Jun 29, 2022

All About Equipment - RRU 187

In today’s all-panelist episode, we cover our favorite equipment from keyboards and mouse, to computers and monitors, from webcams to microphones.

Jun 22, 2022

3D Modeling in React with Jennifer Fu - RRU 186

Today we have special guest Jennifer Fu, a software engineer who specializes in front end development. Currently working at Domino Data Lab, she comes with 20 years of experience in many programming languages, but loves React! Much of her recent work is with Web3.js and Three.js. We discuss how to work with the 3D JavaScript library, and discuss how easy it is to use. As a bonus, we get some of her insight to excelling during the coding interview process. Make sure to check out her extensive library of articles at (link below).

Jun 15, 2022

Design Systems - RRU 185

In this all-panelist episode, we discuss Design Systems, what they are and why you might want one. As a great way to help companies to standardize the look and feel and behavior of their web applications across the enterprise, we discuss the challenges of implementation.

Jun 01, 2022

React Code Quality with Iva Kop - RRU 184

Today we talk with Iva Kopraleva, a technical article writer, and React developer at CitizenLab, a digital engagement platform helping citizen involvement in public decision-making. We delve into some tips and tricks she has learned to make her coding process better, as well as recommendations for new developers in finding their first job.

May 25, 2022

Insider Views from Shubham Khatri at Meta - RRU 183

Today we talk with software engineer Shubham Khatri, a front end developer at Meta. As someone who is really passionate about React, we discuss Strict Mode and Flock among other things. We also talk about his experience working for the company, insights on getting hired at Meta, and tips for getting a good response from developer help.

May 18, 2022

The Missing Parts with Steven Wittens - RRU 182

Today we talk with Steven Wittens with his personal site, and get a glimpse inside his creative efforts of taking parts of React to a new level to support his vision for graphics developments. We also talk about Live, his own React runtime, and his upcoming use.gpu.

May 11, 2022

React Design Patterns with Samaila Bala - RRU 181

In this episode we have special guest front-end engineer and technical writer Samaila Bala from Nigeria. We discuss several use cases of the React design patterns he has written about, such as the Compound Components Pattern and Provider Pattern. He also discusses his Send Cash app, and how it allows people to transfer money internationally with more ease.

May 04, 2022

How to Stand Out! - RRU 180

In this special all-panelist episode, we discuss all things on how to stand out! We’ll discuss everything from standing out in a crowd, standing out as a software developer, and how to get your name out there. We also talk about why this is an important topic to delve into. We’ll give you tips on finding success by choosing what you find interesting and fun, as well as tips to help you grow and get noticed.

Apr 27, 2022

Red Flags! - RRU 179

Ever wish you had some great advice before you needed it? In this panelists episode we talk all about red flags when interviewing with a new company, and things to look for and be aware of during the process. We look at some red flags in coding, and include some tips on finding good code. We look at red flags while working with teams, managers and difficult people, and the the red flags to look for on special projects. There are even a few red flags thrown in for life in general.

Apr 20, 2022

Advice for Junior Developers - RRU 178

Jack, Paige, and TJ give advice for Junior Developers. They pull from their own experience to break down the areas that Junior Developers may struggle with or not know that they need to focus on.

Apr 13, 2022

Wrangle Your CSS in JS for Peanuts using Goober ft. Cristian Bote - RRU 177

If you're looking for a way to manage your CSS in JS in a super lightweight framework, check out Goober. The package is exceptionally small and keeps your bundle lean and mean.

Mar 16, 2022

Open Source React with Tanner Joseph Linsley - RRU 176

There’s a wild west of open source React out there, so let’s help you prepare. In this episode, the squad talks with Tanner Joseph Linsley, an open source React developer who’s got some wisdom to drop on how to do it right and build your community.

Mar 09, 2022

UseEffect and Writing Well with Chimezie Innocent - RRU 175

Sometimes, the answer isn’t to code more. In this episode, the crew sits down with Chimezie Innocent, a developer who will show you how to clean up your act with UseEffect, as well as why this ONE thing dramatically improved his coding.

Mar 02, 2022

Nx and Next.js Apps in 2022 with Jack Hsu - RRU 174

Nx is here to make your life easier. In this episode, Paige and TJ talk with Jack Hsu, a developer whose Nrwl and Nx expertise is blowing us away with how streamlined things can be.

Feb 23, 2022

CSS Properties with Colby Fayock - RRU 173

Let’s help you invest in your new CSS Property. (Get it?) In this episode, Jack and Paige sit down with CSS property extraordinaire, Colby Faycock, for React Roundup Round 2! They all discuss how to make CSS get along with React and others, what awesome things Cloudinary does, and how to properly enter the CSS world if you’re a React user.

Feb 16, 2022

From Court Rooms to WebGL with Mikael Petersen - RRU 172

Could a flight attendant or lawyer become a developer? You bet! In this episode, the React Roundup team talks with Mikael (Mickey) Petersen, a flight attendant turned lawyer turned developer who believes your background doesn’t define you. They all discuss what you NEED to know about WebGL and canvasses, the pros and cons of Svelte vs. React, and the biggest developments that you should already be following.

Feb 02, 2022

Fully Stacked with Mike Alche - RRU 171

Wanna forget the back-end and only focus on the front? Too bad. In this episode, the React team sits down with Mike Alche, a developer whose full-stack approach reminds us why you need both ends to succeed. They discuss the power of tRPC, what led Mike to AdonisJS (and why it should be more popular), and Mike’s go-to tips for becoming a master at API testing.

Jan 26, 2022

Next Steps for Next JS with Tom Norton - RRU 170

Next JS is next in line, but are you ready for it? In this episode, the Roundup rascals team up with Tom Norton, a software developer who’s as excited about Next JS as they are. They discuss the pros and cons, why it’s superior to apps like Gatsby, and why Tom believes studying accessibility is PARAMOUNT for the future.

Jan 19, 2022

Libraries and State Machines in 2022 - RRU 169

A new year brings new libraries and state machines, so if you’d rather not be confused, this episode’s for you. In this one, the team covers React’s most significant improvements, how to avoid losing your mind over state machines, and what libraries to peruse in 2022. In This Episode

Jan 12, 2022

The Great Gatsby with Queen Raae - REACT 168

Interested to learn more about this “Great Gatsby”? How does it differ from others, and where is the industry headed? Time for a meeting with the Queen! In this episode, the React team sits down with Queen Benedicte Raae, a software developer and overall coding wizard. They discuss the ONE feature of Gatsby that makes it so beginner friendly, what Queen Raae learned from her years of Wordpress and web building, and where they believe the conversation of “no-code vs code everything” is headed.

Jan 05, 2022

Nailing Your Interview with Paige Niedringhaus - REACT 167

So, you’ve followed up with a recruiter and have an interview scheduled tomorrow. Not sure what to do next besides print your resume? Don’t fret! In this episode, the guys sit down with Paige Niedringhaus to discuss the fundamentals of nailing your interview. They lay out the interview red flags that should scare you to your core, how to escape the “application blackhole”, and why the “STAR Method” is incredible for leaving an awesome impression.