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React Wednesdays is a weekly chat show with the best and brightest from the React world, hosted by TJ VanToll. While we won't be airing new shows for some time as we focus on participating in live dev events, you can always check out the 60+ episode recordings available on demand. That's a real treasure of conversations with React experts waiting to be discovered! 

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IoT Basics for React Developers

On this episode of React Wednesdays things take a turn - TJ VanToll will become the guest, and Kathryn Grayson Nanz - the host!

TJ will talk about some IoT basics for React Developers & cover some of his work at Blues Wireless

Should be a really fun episode, so mark your calendars for August and tune in on CodeItLive!

August 10, 2022

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React All-Day: Advanced React Context Management

A returning champion to React Wednesdays, Michael Labriola (@mlabriola) dove right into how React contexts work, and how frameworks such as Redux have tackled the associated complexities, allowing you to realize the benefits with few of the drawbacks.

The advent of React contexts provided new opportunities to share data within areas of an application but it was not without challenges. Developers quickly discovered that contexts can have performance implications leaving many wondering if it was all worth the effort.


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June 4, 2021

React All-Day: Modernizing Enterprise React Apps

Paige Niedringhaus (@pniedri) joined us to share tips & tricks she’s learned from working in enterprise React apps at The Home Depot, and demoed some of them for us live.

Large React apps can be tricky to maintain, especially when you work in a corporate setting, and with a lot of other developers. But that maintenance is also important, as you want to make sure your apps remain performant, and that you retain your sanity.


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June 4, 2021

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

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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