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.
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
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.
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
On this episode of React Wednesdays, we welcomed Dragomir Răzvan (@razvandragomir), author of the recently viral article “I Almost Got Fired for Choosing React in Our Enterprise App”.
We used Dragomir’s article as a guide and chatted about React in the enterprise in general. Like, when is React a good fit and when is it not? What are some good practices to make React work better on large teams? And what recommendations does Dragomir have for developers starting new enterprise projects today?
February 11, 2021
On this episode of React Wednesdays, we welcomed the folks from Flagsmith (@GetFlagsmith) to come hang out and demo their service live!
Feature flags are one of those development concepts that seem simple, but can get complex really fast in real-world apps. So much so, that there are entire services devoted to help you manage these flags.
This was also a good way to check out how you use feature flags in your production apps.
February 4, 2021
Chuck demoed Volta for us live, and we had the chance to ask questions. Check this out if you’re curious, or if you’ve ever struggled with managing Node.js versions across your applications.
February 4, 2021
This was a fun one, as were joined by the one and only Tyler McGinnis (@tylermcginnis) and React Wednesdays returning champion Michael Labriola (@mlabriola).
We started by interviewing Tyler, asking him about how he got involved in React training, and how out exactly how he managed to get the ui.dev domain 🙂 Then, Michael live coded a blackjack app while Tyler & TJ critiqued his API choices.
January 27, 2021
On this episode of React Wednesdays, Eve Porcello (@eveporcello) gave a hands-on demo to introduce us to all things GraphQL. We learned what GraphQL is, how it works, and the best way to get started implementing GraphQL in your own apps.
It was a fun session as we also got in a lot of Q&A, so we also covered things like GraphQL subscriptions, authorization, schema management, and a whole lot more. This is definitely an episode to check out if you’re considering GraphQL.
And if you’re looking for a quick summary, I wrote up four things I learned about GraphQL from this stream on our blog.
January 14, 2021
On this episode of React Wednesday we chatted with Jamie Birch (@linguabrowse), the author of React NativeScript. React NativeScript is a React renderer for NativeScript, which provides an alternative to React Native for building truly native iOS and Android apps using React.
We discussed what React NativeScript is and how it’s different than React Native. Then Jamie did a live demo that showed off React NativeScript in action. We had some fun building an iOS app, enabling dark mode, and struggling to remember exactly how setInterval works 🙂
This one is a great one to check out if you need to build iOS and Android apps using React.
January 12, 2021
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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.
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