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React Wednesdays

Weekly Chat Show on Twitch

React Wednesdays is a weekly chat show with the best and brightest from the React world, hosted by 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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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 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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KendoReact

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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