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, we welcomed Paul Henschel (@0xca0a), the lead maintainer of react-three-fiber, a React renderer for Three.js
If you're wondering how you, as a React developer, can use three.js in your React apps, this one is for you! Paul explained how it all works, and then coded some animations for us live.
May 6, 2021
On this episode of React Wednesdays, we welcomed Jeremy Ward (@basicBrogrammer), author of When a simple React context gets out of hand
Contexts are one of the fundamental building blocks of React apps, and they’re one of those features that starts simple—just create a context and provider, right?—but can get out of hand in complex applications.
Jeremy showed us techniques for working with contexts at scale, and demoed the guidelines from his blog post!
April 29, 2021
If you’re like me, you love using TypeScript in your React apps, but you get confused on how you’re supposed to use types once you get beyond the basics.
But good news! On this episode of React Wednesdays we welcomed in Stefan Baumgartner (@ddprrt), author of TypeScript in 50 Lessons, who taught us some advanced features of TypeScript’s type system, especially around working with dynamic static typing.
This is a great one to check out if you like TypeScript and want to learn how to use it more effectively in your React apps.
April 22, 2021
On this episode of React Wednesdays we were joined by Fred K. Schott (@FredKSchott) to chat about Snowpack.
April 8, 2021
On this episode of React Wednesdays we welcomed David McCabe (@mcc_abe) - UI engineer at Facebook, and author of Recoil.
Recoil is an experimental set of utilities for state management with React, and it focuses pretty heavily on helping you manage state across components.
David did an awesome demo of Recoil for us, and now you can see it in action as well!
April 1, 2021
On this episode of React Wednesdays we explored Gatsby, a popular framework for building static React apps!
Our guest was Kiril Peyanski (@kspeyanski), a Senior Software Engineer at Progress, and the go-to person for all things Gatsby!
Kiril showed us some advanced Gatsby workflows that he's learned from building the infrastructure that drives the KendoReact documentation system—including how to take advantage of the Gatsby plugin ecosystem, and how to embed complex demos.
March 25, 2021