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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.

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React Mental Models with Obed Parlapiano

My favorite thing about React is that every API is simple and there’s almost no complexity. Ok, maybe not. In reality, all of us have struggled to master concepts that are important to build the apps we need to build—whether those concepts are React features like props, state or hooks, or JavaScript features like closures and destructuring.

On this episode Obed Parlapiano (@ObedParla) showed us a useful method for learning new concepts and teaching them to others—mental models. Obed has created an impressive collection of React mental models, and explained his thought process behind them to us live.

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November 9, 2020

Making React Native Fast With Hermes

On this episode we chatted with Parashuram (@nparashuram) from Facebook. Parashuram is an engineering manager on Oculus, where he works on the React Native companion app, and on the headset itself, using React VR.

As part of that work, Parashuram gets to play with Hermes, the JavaScript engine designed to help React Native apps start up fast. I asked Parashuram important questions, like “Is working on VR as awesome as it sounds?”, and, “How can I be cool like you when I grow up?” I asked questions about Hermes too. And we got to see a really cool demo of a new Hermes profiler.

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November 9, 2020

React Native and Dual-Screen Devices

Are you fascinated by phones with two screens? Have you ever wondered about what it’s like to build an app these devices? Are you very confused by folding phones and want to see one live?

If you answered yes to at least one of those questions—we’ve got a stream for you! On this episode we welcomed Craig Dunn and Keil Aloia from the Microsoft Surface Duo team. Crag and Keil demoed what it’s like to build React Native apps for the Duo, and then we asked them a bunch of questions—like, what is Android doing to help support dual-screen devices?

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November 9, 2020

Let’s Make Remote Work Suck 45% Less

On this episode we solved remote working. Maybe. Or perhaps we had an interesting chat with Dan DiGangi (@dandigangi), Rob Ocel (@robocell) and Dan Skaggs (@dskaggs)—people that have either worked remote, managed remote workers, or both. We shared tips & tricks we’ve learned—like how to make friends with that squirrel you’ve been watching outside your window for the last five months.

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November 9, 2020

Making Sense of Concurrent Mode and the React Scheduler With Matan Borenkraout

On this episode we chatted with Matan Borenkraout (@matanbobi) about React concurrent mode, the React scheduler APIs, and some of the new browser APIs for handling concurrency. Matan is good at this stuff because he wrote a blog post that includes “hidden magic” in the title, and anyone that knows about hidden magic has to be interesting.

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November 9, 2020

Let’s Talk UI Components with the React Spectrum Team

On this episode we chatted with members of the React Spectrum, a new suite of React components from Adobe. We looked at what Spectrum is like today, and what Adobe has planned for their components and design systems.

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November 9, 2020

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

Director of Marketing and Developer Relations

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 works with Digital Primates where they help companies modernize applications and skills with Enterprise JavaScript and React.

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