React Round Up


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



May 17, 2023

Being a React Developer with Chirag Dugar - RRU 220

Chirag Dugar is a Software Development Engineer - II at Javis. He begins the show by talking about transitioning from being a college student to a Software Developer. He also shares his past learnings in coding and making connections during his internship. Moreover, he discusses his React projects, his experiences in creating those and his challenges.

May 03, 2023

Using CSS Style Inheritance with Sami Jaber - RRU 219

Sami Jaber is a Software Engineer at He joins the show to discuss "Implementing CSS Style Inheritance in React Native". He starts by talking about the inspiration behind the article's concept. He also talks about Mitosis, how to use it, and its features.

Apr 19, 2023

Blockman with Levan Katsadze - RRU 218

Levan Katsadze is a React.js TypeScript developer and Author of VS Code extension "Blockman". He joins the show alongside Jack, Paige, and TJ to talk about Blockman. He starts off by defining it and describing how it functions. He also talks about the reason why he built the VS Code extension and the process of creating it.

Apr 06, 2023

Creating Apps with Capacitor and React Native - RRU 217

Simon Grimm is a Creator, Indie Maker & Solopreneur. He is currently working at The Ionic Academy. He joins the panel to talk about React Native and Capacitor. He starts by explaining how a "Capacitor" contributes to your web application. They talk about how to build web applications with a capacitor and how it differs from using a React Native.

Mar 29, 2023

Comparing React and Angular in 2023 - RRU 216

Hosts of the Adventures in Angular podcast, Chuck Wood and Lucas Paganini, join the React Round Up Panel on this week's episode crossover. They begin the episode by contrasting the two frameworks and offering their own viewpoints on React and Angular. Additionally, they explain each of the frameworks' strong points.

Mar 08, 2023

An Introduction to Helios With Sean Austin - RRU 215

Sean Austin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Helios. It is pioneering speech analytics for Wall Street. He joins the show to explain more about his company's background, how it got started and some of the factors they consider that have an impact on the company. He also discusses the services they can provide to their clients.

Feb 15, 2023

The React Universe - RRU 214

Jack, Paige, and TJ join this week's panelist episode to tackle all things React and their take on different frameworks. They start off by talking about the pros and cons of "Create React App". They also discuss the Typescript 5.0 features and the SvelteKit, which was just released.

Feb 08, 2023

Performance Testing and THREE.js With Giulio Zausa - RRU 213

Giulio Zausa is a Software Engineer at Flux. They build next-generation collaborative tools for hardware design. He joins the show to talk about his projects. He also shares some of his tips and experiences on how to improve your application performance. Moreover, he dives into what the react-three-fiber library is all about and its functions.

Feb 01, 2023

User Authorization With Cerbos - RRU 212

Alex Olivier is a Product Lead at Cerbos. It is a self-hosted, open-source authorization layer that separates your authorization logic from your core application code. He joins the show to talk about the company in more detail and what it can offer to its users. Additionally, he explains the process of Testing and Setting it up.

Jan 25, 2023

Shifting Away From CSS-in-JS With Sam Magura - RRU 211

Sam Magura is a Software developer at Spot. He joins the show alongside, Jack and TJ to talk about his article, "Why We're Breaking Up with CSS-in-JS". He was the second most active maintainer of Emotion, a widely-popular CSS-in-JS library for React. But realized it came with a big performance cost and added unnecessary complexity. He describes the specific inefficiencies that he has encountered while using it and how he came to realize them. Moreover, he talks about his solution to these performance problems.

Jan 18, 2023

A Shift In Focus With Jack Franklin - RRU 210

Jack Franklin is working on Chrome DevTools as a Frontend Engineer at Google. He joins the show to talk about his article, "Why I don't miss React: a story about using the platform". He explains why he wrote his article and about his experience working with ChromeDevTools. Additionally, he dives into the advantages of Web components and its difference from React. He tackles all of the key points of his article.

Jan 11, 2023

Predictions For 2023 - RRU 209

Talking about their 2023 Hot Takes and predictions, Jack, Paige, and TJ tackle this week's Panelist episode. They discuss their hopes for this year as well as potential improvements to the various languages and technologies. Additionally, they also dive into some of the software development tools and share their recommendations and expectations for them.

Jan 04, 2023

Jumpstart Your React Career With Collin Pfeifer - RRU 208

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.

Dec 22, 2022

New Features in Storybook with Shaun Evening - RRU 207

Chromatic developer experience engineer Shaun Evening joins the React Round Up hosts to talk about all the new features rolling out with the release of Storybook 7. Have you ever wanted to combine your Storybook integration with Material UI, Ant Design, or any other component library? Well, Storybook's making it easier than ever, and that's just the beginning. A new offering called Integrations allows users to add all sorts of plugins to their Storybook workflows for even more functionality, and has "recipes" to help you get the most out of your Storybook. Follow Shaun on Twitter for all the latest and greatest happening at Chromatic:

Dec 14, 2022

New React features, MDX and Docusaurus with Sebastien Lorber - RRU 206

Sebastien Lorber, Docusaurus maintainer at Meta and This Week in React newsletter creator, joins the React Round Up panel to discuss the latest and greatest in React 18, including lesser-known hooks and features that are making the framework more useful and performant than ever before. He also deep dives into why Docusaurus (maintained by Meta/Facebook) has become such a popular static site generator for companies and dev teams in all industries to document their products, APIs, software, and more. Learn more about the most exciting new developments in the React ecosystem by listening now and stay up to date with new developments by signing up for Sebastien's free This Week in React newsletter.

Dec 07, 2022

Finding Hidden Gems in Your React Upgrades - RRU 205

The React Round Up panel joins the show as Jack takes the lead to talk about the various improvements made in the React Ecosystem. Additionally, they offer their thoughts and insights on these updates and share their potential value to the developers. They also talk about whether these features have an impact when used in apps.

Nov 24, 2022

How To Recession Proof Your Job - BONUS

Are you looking at all the layoffs and uncertainty going on and wondering if your company is the next to cut back? Or, maybe you're a freelancer or entrepreneur who is trying to figure out how to deliver more value to gain or retain customers? Mani Vaya joins Charles Max Wood to discuss the one thing that both of them use to more than double their productivity on a daily basis. Mani has read 1,000's of productivity books over the last several years and has formulated a methodology for getting more done, but found that he lacked the discipline to follow through on his plans. The he found the one thing that kept him on track and made him so productive that he is now getting all of his work done and was able to live the life he wants. Chuck also weighs in on how Mani's technique has worked for him and allows him to spend more time with his wife and kids, run a podcast network, and a nearly full time contract. Join the episode to learn how Chuck and Mani get into a regular flow state with their work and consistently deliver at work.

Mani Vaya
Nov 16, 2022

All Things Voice Recognition and JavaScript with Ian Lavery - RRU 204

Returning guest, Ian Lavery from, joins the hosts to talk all things voice recognition. He dives into new languages the company has tackled over the last year (and what languages it plans to tackle next year), how they train their models, and how Picovoice is actually running speech recognition in the browser instead of in the cloud, making things like captioning live streams and real-time chats possible with some of its newer tech Cheetah and Leopard.

Nov 09, 2022

Migrating From A Monolithic Ruby App To React With Nirmalya Ghosh - RRU 203

Nirmalya Ghosh joins the React Round Up panelists in this episode to talk about how he migrated a monolithic Ruby on Rails application to React. What was estimated to take 3 -6 months ended up taking about 2 years, and Nirmalya shares all the hard-won lessons he learned along the way for any listeners who might be preparing to make a similar upgrade. Additionally, he talks about the company he currently works for and how they're trying to become the one-stop shop for anyone looking for a good API online. Lots of interesting tidbits are packed into this episode!

Nov 02, 2022

Migrating to React Query from Redux with Pierre Hedkvist - 202

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.

Oct 26, 2022

Supabase and Supabase Studio with Vijit Ail - RRU 201

Return guest Vijit Ail joins the cast of React Round Up to talk all things Supabase. If you've ever used Firebase and wished it was open source, this is the episode for you. Vijit espouses all the cool things Supabase offers like schema definitions, edge functions, data streaming, and more. There's so much good info chocked into this episode, listen to learn how to get started with Supabase today.

Oct 19, 2022

Our 200th Episode Look Back - RRU 200

In our 200th episode of React Round Up, the panelists take a look back at how their first appearances on RRU and how they came to be on the show. In addition to advice on how they got to where they are now, they also highlight some of their favorite guests who've graced RRU with all sorts of great React knowledge over the years and offer advice on how you can get started on your own tech podcast or (hopefully) be invited to join an existing one.

Sep 28, 2022 One Testing Framework to Rule Them All with Gleb Bahmutov - RRU 199

Gleb Bahmutov, who worked with the team for 4 years, joins the panelists to talk all things testing. You may be familiar with Cypress as a popular JavaScript end-to-end testing framework, but did you know it recently began offering component testing as well? This may be just the incentive you need to ditch Jest and Testing Library for unit/integration tests and go all in on Cypress for all your testing needs. Listen up and let us know if you're convinced.

Sep 21, 2022

All Astro with Fred Schott - RRU 198

Today we talk with Fred Schott , the co-creator of Astro, a web framework focused on improving performance. Built around island architecture, it leverages HTML over javascript where it’s an option. Astro is a great option for those who focus on content, marketing, or personal blogs, and it is a great option to use with React. In this episode we talk about when it makes sense to use Astro, and how to implement it.

Sep 14, 2022

The Controversies Panelist Episode - RRU 197

In today's all panelist episode we address web development controversies: state management tools, CSS in JS, GraphQL or REST, and, of course, tabs versus spaces. And the rule is: there's no saying "It depends." Listen to the panelists take hard line stances on things that matter (and things that don't), and try to defend their choices. It's a fun episode for everyone, and we'd love to hear about your own controversial coding decisions.