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React Wednesdays

Weekly Chat Show on Twitch

React Wednesdays is a weekly chat show with the best and brightest from the React world, hosted by 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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React Wednesdays: Let’s Learn Solid JS

On this episode of React Wednesdays, we welcomed 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 demoed Solid for us, and discussed how and why React developers might want to check out Solid.

This was a fun one as Solid is growing in popularity, and we're curious to see it in action.

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August 16, 2021

React Wednesdays: Building Native Audio Apps in JS

On this episode of React Wednesdays, we welcomed Nick Thompson, author of Elementary Audio, a new project that makes native audio APIs accessible to JavaScript developers.

Nick explained what the project is, and then demoed a few awesome examples for us.

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of working with native audio apps, you’re probably familiar with C++ and pain. But that might be changing due to Elementary Audio!

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August 6, 2021

React Wednesdays: Let’s Try GitHub Copilot Together

On this episode of React Wednesdays we tried out GitHub Copilot, a fascinating new tool that uses AI to give you suggestions on the code you need to write.

And to help us try it out we invited back Paige Niedringhaus (@pniedri), a staff software engineer at Blues Wireless that’s going to help us discover all the crazy things Copilot can do.

 

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July 16, 2021

React Wednesday: DOM APIs for React Developers

Libraries like React abstract away DOM APIs so that you rarely ever have to deal with them. And while that’s mostly a good thing, knowing how the DOM APIs work can have some real benefits—for example when you need to write code that works on any app regardless of framework.

On this episode of React Wednesdays, TJ VanToll gave a hands-on demo of the most popular DOM APIs and showed how to select DOM nodes, move DOM nodes, attach event listeners, and more.


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July 2, 2021

React Wednesdays: Rewriting a JS Library That Runs on a Billion Devices

On this episode of React Wednesdays we welcomed Netto Farah (@nettofarah), who helped rewrite an 8-year-old JavaScript analytics library that runs on billion devices every day.

Netto’s writeup on the rewrite is pretty amazing, and includes details like testing JavaScript on a Nintendo Wii, and how they went about testing on 160 different client-side destinations.

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June 25, 2021

React Wednesdays: Building An IoT Command Center

IoT apps may start with sensors, but they nearly always end-up on the web, where developers build digital dashboards to monitor and manage real-world devices.

On this episode of React Wednesdays, we welcomed Brandon Satrom, Director of DevEx & DevRel at Blues Wireless.

He showed us how to use React and friends to build dashboards and control interfaces for IoT applications.

This episode is handy, especially if you’re interested in integrating IoT devices into your React apps.

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June 11, 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 Blues Wireless. TJ has over a decade of web development experience, including a few years working on the jQuery and NativeScript teams.

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 - 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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