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.
On this episode of React Wednesday we're welcoming Adam Bradley, creator of Partytown - a fun location for your third-party scripts to hang out.
Partytown is an awesome library that helps relocate resource intensive scripts into a web worker and off of the main thread. The idea is that in this way, it can help speed up sites by dedicating the main thread to your code, and offloading third-party scripts to a web worker.
But, possibly the coolest part is that it allows the web worker to synchronously read from the main thread.
And we can't wait to learn more about it and see it in action! Tune in and bring questions!
Wednesday, November 10
Motion One is the smallest fully-featured animation library for the web, and the easiest way to use the Web Animations API.
Join us to learn more & don't forget to bring questions!
Wednesday, November 24
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
On this episode we took some time to play with KendoReact, a premium UI library for React with 80+ components. We started by chatting about where KendoReact is a good fit, and then went through a demo of the most popular UI components.
This is a good one to watch if you’re curious what KendoReact does, and want to see components like the grid in action.
January 5, 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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