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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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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’re welcoming in Stefan Baumgartner (@ddprrt), author of TypeScript in 50 Lessons, to teach 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.

Working w/Dynamic Types in TypeScript with Stefan Baumgartner

Wednesday, April 21st

Debugging Components Using the React Developer Tools with Joe Morgan

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.

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

Joe will demo the developer tools for us live, showing both how to debug your components, and—the part I’m most excited for—how to find and fix performance problems in your React applications. Join us and bring your debugging questions!

Wednesday, May 12th

React Contexts Getting Out of Hand with Jeremy Ward

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.

That’s why on this episode of React Wednesdays we’re welcoming Jeremy Ward (@basicBrogrammer), author of When a simple React context gets out of hand, to show us techniques for working with contexts at scale.

Jeremy will demo the guidelines from his blog post, and you’ll have the chance to ask any context-related questions you might have. Join us!

Wednesday, April 28st

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Wednesday, June 2nd

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React Three Fiber with Paul Henschel

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

But how do you, a React developer, use three.js in your React apps? What an amazingly convenient question, as on this episode of React Wednesdays, we’re welcoming Paul Henschel (@0xca0a), the lead maintainer of react-three-fiber, a React renderer for threejs.

Paul will explain how it all works, and then code some animations for us live. This should be a good one, as I’ve always found three.js fascinating, and I’m interested to see exactly how react-three-fiber allows React developers to work with these powerful animations. Join us, and bring questions!

Wednesday, May 5th

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Scaling Open Source Sanely With Dan Skaggs

In this episode we chatted with Dan Skaggs (@dskaggs) about using tooling and processes commonly found in public, open-source projects to effectively scale your engineering organization—including the innersource philosophy. We touched on using a monorepo, talked about how the various dev teams interact, and some challenges as the number of engineers and teams grow. We also talked about some critical pieces to the culture you put in place to ensure all engineers feel comfortable operating this way.

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November 9, 2020

Monorepos, webpack, and Kevin with Salem Hilal

In this episode we chatted with Salem Hilal (@technoheads) about how Etsy does React. Specifically, Etsy uses a monorepo, and we talked about how in the world that works. We also talked about Kevin, which is a tool to help you with webpack, and not a person. Well, I mean, there are people named Kevin too, but we weren’t concerned with them for this episode.

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November 9, 2020

Be a Speaker with Nathan Smith and Cory Webb

We chatted with Nathan Smith (@nathansmith) and Cory Webb (@corywebb) about Be a Speaker, a React-built service for connecting speakers and conference organizers.

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November 9, 2020

An Interview With the Creators of Realize

We spoke with the creators of Realize, a new debugging tool that allows React developers to view their component tree and state. The tool is a Chrome and Firefox extension, so we also spent some time discussing the “fun” parts of building browser extensions 🙂

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November 9, 2020

React in the Enterprise with Michael Labriola

In this episode we talked with Michael Labriola (@mlabriola) about React in the enterprise world. Specifically we discussed state management, CSS handling, dependency management, and in general how things just work differently in an enterprise environment.

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November 9, 2020

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

Director of Marketing and Developer Relations

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 works with Digital Primates where they help companies modernize applications and skills with Enterprise JavaScript and React.

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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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