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React Wednesdays is a chat show with the best and brightest from the React world, hosted by Kathryn Grayson Nanz. While we won't be airing new shows for some time as we focus on participating in live dev events, you can always check out the 60+ episode recordings available on demand. That's a real treasure of conversations with React experts waiting to be discovered!

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React Wednesdays: IoT Basics for React Developers

On this episode of React Wednesdays, TJ VanToll shared some IoT basics for React developers, plus showed some awesome demos and tinkered with some hardware!

But that's not all - this was the last episode in which TJ does React - he stepped in as a guest and passed along the mantle to Kathryn Grayson Nanz, Dev Advocate for KendoReact, who some of you may know from UI Mondays and Dev by Design on CodeItLive. 



 

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August 12, 2022

React Wednesdays: Best Practices for Testing React Apps

On this episode of React Wednesdays, TJ VanToll welcomed to the show Thomas Findlay, author of React - The Road To Enterprise and Vue - The Road To Enterprise.


Thomas spoke about what testing is and why it's important and demoed how to write unit and e2e tests - using Jest & React Testing Library, and at the end also showed end-to-end tests with Cypress & React Testing Library!
 

 

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May 5, 2022

React Wednesdays: Creating a Tauri App Using React

On this episode of React Wednesdays, TJ VanToll welcomed Denjell from the awesome Tauri Apps team!

Tauri is a toolkit that helps developers make applications for desktop platforms. The best part is that it does that by using any front-end framework you can think of!

Denjell demoed how you can create a new Tauri app using React. 

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April 1, 2022

React Wednesdays: React Server Components

On this episode of React Wednesdays, TJ VanToll welcomed Chung Wu, author of the insightful article "How React server components work: an in-depth guide".

Chung talked about his deep dive into the code to try to understand how exactly React Server Components work, what he found, featuring load performance, bundle size, and how we might be writing React applications in the near future. 

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March 14, 2022

React Wednesdays: Vite and Its Ecosystem

On this episode of React Wednesdays, TJ VanToll welcomed some of the awesome devs from the Vite team - Anthony Fu and Patak!

They chatted about the latest in Vite - a modern tool aiming to provide a leaner and faster development experience for modern web projects- and its growing Ecosystem. It's used for scaffolding & bundling projects and it's quickly become popular due to its near-instant code compilation and rapid hot module replacement.

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March 1, 2022

React Wednesdays: Open Props with Adam Argyle

On this episode of React Wednesdays, Adam Argyle,creator of Open Props joined TJ VanToll & showed us all there is about it - like what exactly does Open Props do, how does Adam use it, and most importantly how does it compare to current CSS libraries?

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January 14, 2022

About your hosts

TJ VanToll
Kathryn Grayson Nanz

Developer Advocate for KendoReact

Kathryn Grayson Nanz is a developer advocate at Progress with a passion for React, UI and design, and sharing with the community. She started her career as a graphic designer and was told by her Creative Director to never let anyone find out she could code because she'd be stuck doing it forever. She ignored his warning and has never been happier. You can find her writing, blogging, streaming and tweeting about React, design, UI and more. 

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KendoReact Component Library

React Wednesdays is presented by KendoReact - a professional React component library. Designed and built from the ground up specifically for React, KendoReact can augment any existing UI stack. Its 100+ feature-rich UI components and advanced functionality make it the perfect suite to standardize on.

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