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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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Building Native Audio Apps in JS With Nick Thompson

If you’re 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, a new project that makes native audio APIs accessible to JavaScript developers.

And who better to show us how it all works than the project’s author, Nick Thompson. On this episode Nick will explain what the project is, and then demo a few examples for us live.

Join us! And bring questions about building audio applications.

Wednesday, August 4th

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!

Wednesday, August 11th

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Debugging Components Using the React Developer Tools with Joe Morgan

On this episode of React Wednesdays, we welcomed Joe Morgan (@joesmorgan), author of How to Debug React Components Using React Developer Tools, to show us how it all works.

Joe demoed the developer tools for us live and showed both how to debug your components, and how to find and fix performance problems in your React applications.

The React Developer tools are an an official set of React debugging tools from the React team, and are available for Firefox and for Chrome.

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May 13, 2021

React Three Fiber with Paul Henschel

On this episode of React Wednesdays, we welcomed Paul Henschel (@0xca0a), the lead maintainer of react-three-fiber, a React renderer for Three.js

Three.js is a JavaScript library used to create amazing animations on the web. If you haven’t seen three.js demos in action before, you should definitely check them out.

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.


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May 6, 2021

React Contexts Getting Out of Hand with Jeremy Ward

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!


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April 29, 2021

Working with Dynamic Types in TypeScript with Stefan Baumgartner

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.

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April 22, 2021

Let’s Learn Snowpack with Fred Schott

On this episode of React Wednesdays we were joined by Fred K. Schott (@FredKSchott) to chat about Snowpack.

Snowpack is a build tool that’s meant to be a simpler alternative to more complex bundlers like webpack for development workflows. It uses JavaScript’s native module system, which helps it run fast during development.

Fred showed us how it all worked with a live demo of Snowpack in action. I’d highly recommend any JavaScript developer check this one out, as everyone needs to bundle code, and Snowpack is a compelling way to do so. It’s fast 🔥

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April 8, 2021

Learning Recoil with David McCabe

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!

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April 1, 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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