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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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Building Gatsby Documentation and Demos with Kiril Peyanski

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.

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March 25, 2021

Remotion, a React Framework for Making Videos

On this episode of React Wednesdays, we welcomed Jonny Burger - the creator of Remotion - an awesome library that lets you create videos with React!

Jonny shared how it all works and was awesome to give us a demo! 

If you’ve ever wanted to create a video with React, or if you’re just curious about how it all works, then this the place to learn that!

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March 18, 2021

Building Apps for Microsoft Teams with React

On this episode of React Wednesdays, Emily Rose from Microsoft joined us to show us how to build custom extensions to Microsoft Teams with React.

Emily explained what Teams apps are, and then showed us what Teams apps look like live on stream.

This is a great one to check out if you’re curious what Teams are can do, and see the types of things you might want to build for your company or organization. And to learn more, check out Emily’s writeup on the stream, which includes a list of follow-up resources, as well the Teams developer documentation.

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March 11, 2021

Let’s Learn Blitz.js with Brandon Bayer

On this episode of React Wednesdays we welcomed Brandon Bayer (@flybayer), creator of Blitz.js.

Blitz.js is a full-stack framework that’s built on top of Next.js, and inspired by full-stack frameworks like Ruby on Rails. This was pretty exciting as full-stack frameworks have been growing like crazy in the React world lately.

Brandon was awesome and demoed Blitz.js for us, and answered our questions of why you should use Blitz.js over just using Next, and where Blitz.js got its name from.

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March 5, 2021

What’s New in React Query 3 with Tanner Linsley

On this episode of React Wednesdays we welcomed the creator of React Query, Tanner Linsley (@tannerlinsley).

Over the past year, React Query has grown to become one of the most popular state management tools in the React world.

Tanner was awesome enough to demo React Query for us, and to chat about all that's new in the latest version, React Query v3.

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February 26, 2021

Working in Large React Apps with Paige Niedringhaus

Working in large React apps brings up new and fun concerns. Like, how do you organize your files so your team can find things? How do you agree on which dependencies to use? And, how to ensure that tabs versus spaces arguments don’t ruin friendships?

Luckily, on this episode we welcomed Paige Niedringhaus (@pniedri), who has a ton of experience working in large React apps and teams at The Home Depot. Paige shared some tips & tricks she’s learned over the years, and demoed some of her tips for us!


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February 19, 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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