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 go live every Wednesday at 1:00 pm ET. You can add React Wednesdays to your calendar or follow CodeItLive on Twitch to get notified.Follow CodeitLive on Twitch
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On this episode of React Wednesdays, Eve Porcello (@eveporcello) gave a hands-on demo to introduce us to all things GraphQL. We learned what GraphQL is, how it works, and the best way to get started implementing GraphQL in your own apps.
It was a fun session as we also got in a lot of Q&A, so we also covered things like GraphQL subscriptions, authorization, schema management, and a whole lot more. This is definitely an episode to check out if you’re considering GraphQL.
January 14, 2021
On this episode of React Wednesday we chatted with Jamie Birch (@linguabrowse), the author of React NativeScript. React NativeScript is a React renderer for NativeScript, which provides an alternative to React Native for building truly native iOS and Android apps using React.
We discussed what React NativeScript is and how it’s different than React Native. Then Jamie did a live demo that showed off React NativeScript in action. We had some fun building an iOS app, enabling dark mode, and struggling to remember exactly how setInterval works 🙂
This one is a great one to check out if you need to build iOS and Android apps using React.
January 12, 2021
On this episode we took some time to play with KendoReact, a premium UI library for React with 80+ components. We started by chatting about where KendoReact is a good fit, and then went through a demo of the most popular UI components.
This is a good one to watch if you’re curious what KendoReact does, and want to see components like the grid in action.
January 5, 2021
On this episode we were joined by David Khourshid (@davidkpiano), a software developer at Microsoft, and the author of XState.
David explained what state machines are, how they can help with common app development problems, and how XState provides a series of APIs and tools to make it easy to get started.
This is a great episode if you’ve ever wondered what state machines are, or how you could pragmatically start to incorporate them into your app development.
December 9, 2020
This is a history-making episode, as Zain Sajjad (@zsajjad93) became our first ever returning featured guest. In Zain’s first appearance he showed us Flipper, a debugging tool for React Native.
This time Zain is tackled something way easier: a comprehensive comparison of webpack, Rollup, Parcel, and—as he put it—“some extra bundlers to make it more interesting”. Zain does awesome demos, so you’ll want to check this one out—especially if bundlers confuse you as much as they do me.
November 24, 2020
On this episode of React Wednesdays we welcomed Julian Gonggrijp (@juliangonggrijp), a Netherlands-based developer that recently implemented a major modularization update to Underscore.js.
Julian talked about why the changes were necessary, how he went about doing them, and what he feels is the best way to use Underscore today. We also chatted about why Underscore is still necessary, and Julian has a surprisingly good answer 🙂
November 23, 2020