Hosts

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

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Episodes

Jun 16, 2021

Client Side, Server Side, and Static Site Rendering, Oh My! - RRU 143

Paige, Jack, and TJ discuss the details of the different ways that you can render a React application. They talk about the pros and cons of each approach, how they work, and the common mythos surrounding each one.

Jun 09, 2021

Clean Code with Tyler Hawkins - RRU 142

In today’s show, frontend engineer Tyler Hawkins shares his tips on how you can write clean, maintainable and readable code. Using the examples from his article on the same subject, he explains the importance of using clean code principles to make it easier for different developers to collaborate on a codebase. Tyler also discusses how you can better structure your tests and have more confidence in how they are written.

Jun 04, 2021

The 3 Essentials for Successful Job Outcomes - BONUS

Chuck dives into the 3 essentials for getting the next successful outcome you want in your career. Whether that's something simple like a raise or something more complex like going freelance, you can achieve it by working on 3 main areas.

Jun 02, 2021

How to Structure Your React Projects - RRU 141

Akash Joshi Is a frequent blogger across many of the larger blogs across the internet. He joins the Round Up to share his opinions on how you should put your React applications together as well as some tips on where you shouldn't put files and where you should avoid putting specific types of files.

May 28, 2021

How to Get Hired at a FANG Company - BONUS

Chuck explains what he taught Nathan last week when we asked how to get hired at a FANG (Facebook Apple/Amazon Netflix Google) company. Essentially, it boils down to how to build the skills and knowledge needed to pass the interview. How to build the relationships to get into the door and have the interviewer want you to succeed. And how to build the reputation that has the company wanting you regardless of the outcome.

May 26, 2021

How to Get Hired at a FANG Company - BONUS

Chuck explains what he taught Nathan last week when we asked how to get hired at a FANG (Facebook Apple/Amazon Netflix Google) company. Essentially, it boils down to how to build the skills and knowledge needed to pass the interview. How to build the relationships to get into the door and have the interviewer want you to succeed. And how to build the reputation that has the company wanting you regardless of the outcome.

May 13, 2021

Fast Production-Ready React Apps with AWS Amplify with Yash Garudkar - RRU 140

Yash Garudkar joins the Round Up to discuss using AWS Amplify to quickly build production ready applications. Yash also dives into how to use some of the offerings provided by AWS without needing to understand the wide array of offerings in Amazon Web Services.

May 07, 2021

Becoming the Go-To Person in Your Technology Area - BONUS

Chuck was on a strategic call with one of his potential coaching clients talking about cryptocurrencies and realized that this is one of the major reasons that people want to become influencers. Or, rather, that many people aspire to make a difference and/or make money and the best way to do that is to become the person people go to for what you do.

May 05, 2021

Becoming the Go-To Person in Your Technology Area - BONUS

Chuck was on a strategic call with one of his potential coaching clients talking about cryptocurrencies and realized that this is one of the major reasons that people want to become influencers. Or, rather, that many people aspire to make a difference and/or make money and the best way to do that is to become the person people go to for what you do.

Apr 29, 2021

Don't Let These Things Keep You From Podcasting - BONUS

Charles talks about the things that get developers stuck when they're trying to start their podcast or other influencer channel. He explains how to get around having those things hamper your journey.

Apr 28, 2021

Don't Let These Things Keep You From Podcasting - BONUS

Charles talks about the things that get developers stuck when they're trying to start their podcast or other influencer channel. He explains how to get around having those things hamper your journey.

Apr 23, 2021

BONUS: Relationships Matter Most

Charles Max Wood talks about how to build, grow, and benefit from positive relationships within programming. He talks about how he's built genuine positive relationships with hundreds of programmers and how he and others have grown from those relationships. He also explains that you get out of relationships what you put into them. Finally, he goes into how to begin to build relationships by building a system of influence you can use on behalf of the people you want relationships with.

Apr 21, 2021

BONUS: Relationships Matter Most

Charles Max Wood talks about how to build, grow, and benefit from positive relationships within programming. He talks about how he's built genuine positive relationships with hundreds of programmers and how he and others have grown from those relationships. He also explains that you get out of relationships what you put into them. Finally, he goes into how to begin to build relationships by building a system of influence you can use on behalf of the people you want relationships with.

Apr 16, 2021

BONUS: How Opportunities Come Your Way When You're an Influencer

Charles Max Wood discusses several opportunities that came his way early in his podcasting career and other opportunities that have come to other people after only a couple of podcast episodes. He explains why that happens and how you can use this to create more influence as a developer.

Apr 14, 2021

RRU 139: Creating Gatsby Source Plugins with Dillion Megida

In today’s episode of React Round Up, Nigerian-based developer Dillion Megida explains how you can create source plugins for Gatsby, the static site generation tool. Gatsby can be used to create landing pages, blogs and e-commerce sites, among other things, and it contains a vast plugin ecosystem that helps developers avoid reinventing the wheel when creating their applications.

Apr 09, 2021

BONUS: What is Charles Max Wood's Biggest Payoff for Being a Dev Influencer?

Charles Max Wood started podcasting because it sounded fun and because he wanted to talk about technology. He learned pretty quickly that it got him access to people who understood the things he wanted to learn. The reasons changed over the years, as Charles explains before he talks about the big payoff he gets now from doing the podcasts.

Apr 07, 2021

RRU 138: React Component Tests for Humans with Miroslav Nikolov

On this episode of React Round Up we chatted with Miroslav Nikolov, a UI developer at one.com, about his approach to unit testing React components. Miroslav discussed writing components in a human-friendly way, using the library UnexpectedJS. We also talked about Miroslav’s blog, including how he got started with it, and some of the tools he used, like Gatsby and Mailchimp. This is a great episode if you’re looking to learn more about how to approach unit testing in React.

Apr 02, 2021

BONUS: How Jason Weimann Became a Game Developer

Jason Weimann started out as an enthusiast of the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, Everquest. After becoming a software developer and building a collaborative community playing the game, learn how he used his connections to get a job working for the company that made the game, even if it wasn't a job working as a game developer and how that led to a career working on one of the most popular online games of the time.


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Jason Weimann
Mar 31, 2021

RRU 137: From QA to Developer with Rani Zilpelwar

Changing careers into software development is always an interesting story and Rani Zilpelwar's story is no different. In this episode, Rani, the QA developer turned software consultant, talks about how she's held almost every software role at one point or another, and how she's continuing to improve her skills now as a software consultant.

Mar 26, 2021

BONUS: Continuing Your Learning Journey by Finding Mentors as an Influencer

Chuck outlines how he's used his podcasts to find mentors to continue his learning journey over 12 years of podcasting. Some mentors have been long lived relationships while others have lasted only a few months or even days. This episode shares Chuck's experience learning from the top people in the development community as a programmer and podcaster.

Mar 26, 2021

BONUS: Continuing Your Learning Journey by Finding Mentors as an Influencer

Chuck outlines how he's used his podcasts to find mentors to continue his learning journey over 12 years of podcasting. Some mentors have been long lived relationships while others have lasted only a few months or even days. This episode shares Chuck's experience learning from the top people in the development community as a programmer and podcaster.

Mar 23, 2021

RRU 136: MIcro Front-Ends and Module Federation with Jack Herrington

Jack Herrington joins TJ for a discussion about React, Micro Front-Ends, and Module Federation in Webpack. All of these are things that Jack has show off on his Youtube Channel. They discuss the how and why you'd want to implement this approach to building applications.

Mar 16, 2021

BONUS: How Senior Developers Can Enjoy Learning Like They Were Juniors

Remember the amazing adventure it was to learn a new thing every day as a Junior Developer? It's easy to feel a little stuck or lost as a Senior developer since there aren't roadmaps or people looking to mentor seniors. (Besides Charles Max Wood.) Chuck talks about how he felt that way at different points in his career and how podcasting and connecting with the programming communities helped him get past that.

Mar 09, 2021

RRU 135: Redux, Redux Toolkit, OSS and More with Mark Erikson

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

Mar 02, 2021

BONUS: How to get Freelance Clients to Come to You

Charles Max Wood explains how he landed his first 4 freelance clients that took him through a few years of freelancing with only 3 years of experience and a few hundred podcast listeners. Funnily enough, they actually came to him, not the other way around.