Weekly Chat Show on Twitch
React Wednesdays is a weekly chat show with the best and brightest from the React world, hosted by KendoReact Developer Advocate TJ VanToll. New episodes stream live every Wednesday at 1:00 PM Eastern US time. You can add React Wednesdays to your Google calendar to get reminders for upcoming episodes.
Libraries like React abstract away DOM APIs so that you rarely ever have to deal with them. And while that’s mostly a good thing, knowing how the DOM APIs work can have some real benefits—for example when you need to write code that works on any app regardless of framework.
Therefore, on this episode of React Wednesdays your host TJ VanToll (@tjvantoll) will give a hands-on demo of the most popular DOM APIs. Join us if you’re looking to learn how to select DOM nodes, move DOM nodes, attach event listeners, and a whole lot more.
Wednesday, June 30th
IoT apps may start with sensors, but they nearly always end-up on the web, where developers build digital dashboards to monitor and manage real-world devices.
On this episode of React Wednesdays, we welcomed Brandon Satrom, Director of DevEx & DevRel at Blues Wireless.
He showed us how to use React and friends to build dashboards and control interfaces for IoT applications.
This episode is handy, especially if you’re interested in integrating IoT devices into your React apps.
June 11, 2021
Redux Toolkit is the official, opinionated, batteries-included toolset for efficient Redux development.
Mark Erikson (@acmemarke), long-time Redux maintainer and avid blogger about all things web development came to show us how it all works.
June 7, 2021
GraphQL is one of the fastest growing technologies in the front-end and React worlds. And who better to teach us about it than Eve Porcello (@eveporcello), author of Learning GraphQL, as well as this pretty awesome GraphQL workshop.
Eve is a previous guest of React Wednesdays. The first time around she taught us the basics of GraphQL, so this time around she got into some more advanced GraphQL content—including new GraphQL features like defer and stream.
June 7, 2021
Legend has it that if you say “Jamstack” three times and click your heels together, someone from Netlify will apparate to give you an awesome Jamstack talk. So we did that and got the amazing Jason Lengstorf ( @jlengstorf), host of Learn With Jason, and creator of the coolest menu I’ve ever seen (it’s in the top-right corner).
Jason live coded a React app and a custom serverless API from scratch *and* deployed it to production to show you how productive you can be with an optimized tech stack.
This is great to check out if you want to see just how productive you can be with the Jamstack and serverless functions.
June 7, 2021
Dave Ceddia (@dceddia), author of React State Management Libraries and How to Choose brought some practical advice. He compared and contrasted a few of the most popular choices to help you decide what to use in your own apps.
The React ecosystem is full of libraries (and opinions!) about how best to manage state in your apps. From plain React state, to Context, to Redux, to MobX, to specialized libraries like XState and react-query... there is no shortage of options.
June 4, 2021
Principal Developer Advocate
TJ VanToll is a front-end developer, author, and a Principal Developer Advocate for Progress. TJ has over a decade of web development experience, including a few years working on the jQuery and NativeScript teams. Nowadays he helps web developers build awesome UIs with KendoReact.
Lead Product Marketing Manager
Dan has extensive experience growing technology focused products and services. He got his first taste of fast-moving bleeding edge tech when he joined his first start-up in 1999 as a software developer. Now Dan heads up marketing for Blues Wireless—the fastest path to build cellular IoT products.