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React Wednesdays is a chat show with the best and brightest from the React world, hosted by Kathryn Grayson Nanz. 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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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

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

About your hosts

TJ VanToll
Kathryn Grayson Nanz

Developer Advocate for KendoReact

Kathryn Grayson Nanz is a developer advocate at Progress with a passion for React, UI and design, and sharing with the community. She started her career as a graphic designer and was told by her Creative Director to never let anyone find out she could code because she'd be stuck doing it forever. She ignored his warning and has never been happier. You can find her writing, blogging, streaming and tweeting about React, design, UI and more. 

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KendoReact Component Library

React Wednesdays is presented by KendoReact - a professional React component library. Designed and built from the ground up specifically for React, KendoReact can augment any existing UI stack. Its 100+ feature-rich UI components and advanced functionality make it the perfect suite to standardize on.

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