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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.

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Let’s Learn Solid JS With Ryan Carniato

On this episode of React Wednesdays we’re welcoming in Ryan Carniato, a member of the Marko team at eBay, and the author of Solid JS.

Solid is a declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It has some features that are similar to React (component model, hooks), but also some that are quite different—for example Solid doesn’t use a virtual DOM.

Ryan will demo Solid for us, and we’ll discuss how why React developers might want to check out Solid. This should be a fun one as Solid is growing in popularity, and I’m curious to see it in action. Join us!

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React All-Day: How Do Serverless Functions and the Jamstack Power up Your React Apps?

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.

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June 7, 2021

React All-Day: Testing Library

Kent C. Dodds (@kentcdodds) joined us to talk all things Testing Library and demoed the library for us!

Testing Library is a pretty powerful library you’re probably using in production.

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June 7, 2021

React All-Day: Guided Tour of React State Management

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.

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June 4, 2021

React All-Day: Introducing Remix

Ryan Florence (@ryanflorence), co-creator of Remix demoed for us live what's cool about Remix.

Remix is a fascinating new approach for building full-stack web applications that leverages web fundamentals and offers innovative new ways for working with data and databases directly in your front-end code.


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June 4, 2021

React All-Day: Advanced React Context Management

A returning champion to React Wednesdays, Michael Labriola (@mlabriola) dove right into how React contexts work, and how frameworks such as Redux have tackled the associated complexities, allowing you to realize the benefits with few of the drawbacks.

The advent of React contexts provided new opportunities to share data within areas of an application but it was not without challenges. Developers quickly discovered that contexts can have performance implications leaving many wondering if it was all worth the effort.


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June 4, 2021

React All-Day: Modernizing Enterprise React Apps

Paige Niedringhaus (@pniedri) joined us to share tips & tricks she’s learned from working in enterprise React apps at The Home Depot, and demoed some of them for us live.

Large React apps can be tricky to maintain, especially when you work in a corporate setting, and with a lot of other developers. But that maintenance is also important, as you want to make sure your apps remain performant, and that you retain your sanity.


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June 4, 2021

About your hosts

TJ VanToll
TJ VanToll

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.

Dan Wilson
Dan Wilson

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.

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React Wednesdays is presented by KendoReact. Designed and built from the ground up specifically for React, KendoReact can augment any existing UI stack. Its 90+ feature-rich components and advanced functionality make it the perfect suite to standardize on.

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