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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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React All-Day: Introducing Remix

Ryan Florence (@ryanflorence), co-creator of Remix demoed for us live what's cool about Remix.

Remix is a fascinating new approach for building full-stack web applications that leverages web fundamentals and offers innovative new ways for working with data and databases directly in your front-end code.


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June 4, 2021

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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