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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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Live Coding Fun With Tyler McGinnis & Michael Labriola

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.

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January 27, 2021

An Introduction to GraphQL With Eve Porcello

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.

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January 14, 2021

An Introduction to React NativeScript With Jamie Birch

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.

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January 12, 2021

Let’s Build Something Fun With KendoReact

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.

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January 5, 2021

XState and JavaScript State Machines With David Khourshid

On this episode we were joined by David Khourshid (@davidkpiano), a software developer at Microsoft, and the author of XState.

David explained what state machines are, how they can help with common app development problems, and how XState provides a series of APIs and tools to make it easy to get started.

This is a great episode if you’ve ever wondered what state machines are, or how you could pragmatically start to incorporate them into your app development.

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December 9, 2020

Comparing Webpack, Rollup, Parcel, and More with Zain Sajjad

This is a history-making episode, as Zain Sajjad (@zsajjad93) became our first ever returning featured guest. In Zain’s first appearance he showed us Flipper, a debugging tool for React Native.

This time Zain is tackled something way easier: a comprehensive comparison of webpack, Rollup, Parcel, and—as he put it—“some extra bundlers to make it more interesting”. Zain does awesome demos, so you’ll want to check this one out—especially if bundlers confuse you as much as they do me.

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November 24, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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