React Podcast

By Michael Chan

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Conversations about React with your favorite developers.

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31: Hooks are Mixins with Ryan Florence
00:44:19
Ryan Florence is the co-creator of React Router and creator of accessibility-first React libraries Reach Router and Reach UI. Chantastic sits with him to talk about Hooks on the night before they're announced. They talk about React's API growth, if Suspense has taken React to framework-land, what caches and resources mean for developers, and the rebirth of mixins as Hooks.
Dec 04, 2018
30: Develop in the Cloud with Christina Holland
00:32:21
Christina is a developer at Google and speaker at React Conf 2018. Chantastic asks her about her cloud development process. They talk about changing careers, building brains, cheating imposter syndrome, speaking at conferences, and all the services you'll need to create your next app with with less software and fewer servers.
Nov 28, 2018
29: Don't Rewrite Your App for Hooks and Suspense with Jared Palmer
00:47:42
Jared Palmer is a passionate JavaScript developer, pushing developer ergonomics in React with projects like formik and react-fns. Chantastic asks about what Suspense and Hooks mean for existing apps and what we should know to migrate our code sanely. They discuss why doing away with render props is a good thing, why Hooks are up to the task, and how Hooks and Suspense will impact libraries like formik, react-fns, and the-platform.
Nov 20, 2018
28: Be Healthy and Love Gatsby with Jason Lengstorf
00:53:08
Jason Lengstorf is a developer advocate at Gatsby and productivity speaker/author. Chantastic asks about what the Gatsby team is up to, why Gatsby makes sense, and how their team is growing a vibrant JavaScript community. They talk about GraphQL, why there’s no site that couldn’t be static assets, connecting Gatsby to your existing API, and productivity tips for staying fresh and capable at work.
Nov 14, 2018
27: React Today and Tomorrow with the React Core Team
00:59:19
The React core team sits down with Michael Jackson to discuss React today and tomorrow. They talk Concurrent Mode, Suspense, Hooks, the new profiler tab, scheduling in the browser, React Fire, React Fusion, becoming more framework-y, appearing less JavaScript-y, and why you shouldn’t worry about the second argument of useEffect.
Oct 31, 2018
26: Chill Out and Listen with Brad Frost
00:59:43
Brad Frost is the author of Atomic Design, renowned speaker, and consulting designer. Chantastic asks him about his recent experience learning React and the difficulty he found entering the realm of React. They talk about team communication, developing portable solutions, organizational therapy through design, and creating a virtuous cycle between product, design, development, and systems creating. They address the challenges of learning UI design in an industry being consumed by JavaScript, the importance of listening and the value of finding nuance in communication.
Oct 23, 2018
25: Make Brilliant Messes with Diana Mounter and Emily Plummer
00:41:13
Diana and Emily create design systems at Github. Chantastic asks them about the story of design at Github, what role React will play in future systems, and what community tools that make their job easier. They talk Rails, Lerna, monorepos, Figma, component APIs, and the importance of supporting your design system by supporting designers and engineers. It’s a great discussion for everyone looking to improve processes in a legacy application.
Oct 16, 2018
24: Chase Whimsy with Burke Holland
00:37:15
Chantastic asks Burke Holland about Five Things, VS Code can do that?!, and what brought him to computers. They discuss Windows 98 UI, React at Microsoft, the gateway drug to TypeScript, React Food Truck, and how how he discovered the identity of horse_js.
Oct 09, 2018
23: Ditch Authority with Sunil Pai
00:44:08
Chantastic talks with Sunil Pai about Facebook, Oculus, and what the future holds for the JavaScript community. They discuss Sunil’s early adventures in programming, why firebug changed everything, how he came to mad dogs models, the ways we protect ourselves from criticism, being “evil by accident”, and becoming The CSS Guy for the rest of eternity.
Oct 02, 2018
22: Promise Accessibility with Ryan Florence
00:51:55
Chantastic talks with Ryan Florence about Reach UI and why accessibility is important for everyone. They discuss the balance of physical and mental activity, Ryan’s foray into programming and entrepreneurship, the inspiration behind his accessibility-first component library, and why none of us are really full-stack developers.
Sep 26, 2018
21: Delete Your Components with Kent C. Dodds
00:50:00
Chantastic talks with Kent C Dodds about his adventures in React development and why we should be optimizing code for delete-ability. They discuss React Rally, managing your career, taming your ego, keeping healthy and happy on Twitter, tools for composing components well and when to use them, and what’s next for React.
Sep 18, 2018
20: Foster Vibrant and Inclusive Communities with Devon Lindsey
00:31:46
Chantastic talks with Devon about her adventures in web development and why she organizes the ReactJS San Francisco Bay Area meetup. They discuss how to foster vibrant and inclusive communities, why React Rally is so special, and what it means that Apple is sponsoring a React conference.
Sep 11, 2018
19: Supporting Open Source with Michael Jackson
00:47:28
Chantastic talks with Michael about his journey into open source and how he's building a business to sustain open source development. They discuss frontend libraries (then and now), the link between business and open source, the genesis of unpkg.com (a CDN for NPM), and the future of modules in the browser.
Sep 04, 2018
18: Prepack and the Future of JavaScript Performance with Nikolai Tillmann
00:23:07
Chantastic talks with Nikolai about Prepack — a tool for making JavaScript code run faster. They discuss the goals and challenges before Prepack, why it makes global JavaScript faster, and how it could dramatically improve time to interactive performance in large React apps.
Aug 28, 2018
17: Fast, Accessible, and Beautiful Drag and Drop with Alex Reardon
00:36:55
Chantastic talks with Alex Reardon about his project react-beautiful-dnd. They discuss the physics of drag and drop, accessibility in any language, tricks and tactics for performance tuning UI, and engineering health in open source.
Aug 21, 2018
16: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Open Source with Ken Wheeler
00:51:38
Michael Jackson, Michael Chan, and Ken Wheeler talk Smooth Criminal, BBQ tweets, what inspires his open source work, and what he's working on as the Director of Open Source at Formidable Labs.
Aug 14, 2018
15: Data Visualization with Shirley Wu
00:39:10
Michael Jackson, Michael Chan talk with Shirley Wu about D3 and React, creative data visualizations, freelance work, and how she's helping React developers love D3.
Aug 07, 2018
14: VX and D3 Charting with Harrison Shoff
00:33:28
Michael, Michael, and Harrison talk VX, Charting with D3, Airbnb engineering, and designing unopinionated component APIs in React.
Jul 31, 2018
13: Gatsby and GraphQL with Kurt Kemple
00:50:00
Michael, Michael, and Kurt talk Gatsby, GraphQL, debugging Node, and gaining buy-in on big teams.
Jul 18, 2018
12: Coming to React with Sara Vieira
00:55:27
Sara Vieira is easily one of the most entertaining people we've ever had on this show. She has been working with React over the past few years and has recently been traveling around Europe and giving free workshops on React in London and at React Finland.
Jun 05, 2018
11: Inside React with Sophie Alpert
00:41:33
Sophie Alpert is a core contributor to React and is currently the engineering manager for the React team at Facebook. She has been contributing to React for over 3 years now, making her first contributions while she was working as an engineer at Khan Academy.
May 29, 2018
10: Codesandbox with Ives van Hoorne
00:33:43
Ives van Hoorne is the creator of Codesandbox; an online code editor written completely in React. Although Codesandbox is written in React, it can be used to build applications for any front-end framework.
May 22, 2018
9: Emotion with Kye Hohenberger
00:56:18
Kye Hohenberger is the author of the Emotion JavaScript library, a popular choice among React developers who prefer using CSS-in-JS to traditional CSS stylesheets. In this episode we discuss his work on Emotion including where he got the initial inspiration for the project and his motivation for creating it. We also discuss the future of the project and what may be in store for the future of CSS-in-JS.
May 15, 2018
8: React Perf Devtool with Nitin Tulswani
00:38:36
Nitin Tulswani is a prolific developer and the creator of react-perf-devtool, a library that helps with profiling the performance of your React components since react-addons-perf was deprecated in React 16. In this episode we discuss Nitin's approach to writing code and the motivation behind several of his open source projects.
May 08, 2018
7: React and Electron with James Long
00:59:08
James Long is a prolific blogger and the author of several open source libraries including Prettier. He has recently started developing Actual, a budgeting app built in React and Electron. In this episode we talk about James' approach to business, as well as take a peek behind the scenes at how he works with React.
Apr 24, 2018
6: Async React with Andrew Clark
00:45:39
Andrew Clark is a developer on the React core team at Facebook who has been working on asynchronous rendering. In this episode we do a deep dive on some of the decisions behind the implementation of async mode in React 16 as well as talk about how applications can benefit from using it.
Apr 10, 2018
5: Finite State Machines with David Khourshid
00:36:35
In this episode Michael Jackson talks with David Khourshid about State Machines. David is a developer on the Visual Studio Live Share team at Microsoft. Recently, he's been exploring methods of using finite state machines together with React to create predictable flows through applications that are easy to follow and test.
Apr 03, 2018
4: Babel and open source sustainability with Henry Zhu
00:45:54
In this episode Michael Jackson talks with Henry Zhu, maintainer of the hugely popular Babel project, about open source sustainability and what's coming next for the Babel project.
Mar 30, 2018
3: The Future of React with Dan Abramov
00:35:40
In this episode Michael Jackson talks with Dan Abramov, author of Redux and create-react-app, about the responsibility that comes with being an influential voice for React, how future versions of React will leverage requestIdleCallback to schedule work, and the possibility of a future API for React that makes it easier to do async work.
Feb 28, 2018
2: Razzle, After.js, and Formik with Jared Palmer
00:35:42
In this episode Michael Jackson talks with Jared Palmer about Razzle, After.js, Formik, several other open source libraries from Jared, as well as Typescript and the implications of the upcoming async APIs in React.
Feb 20, 2018
1: React Native for web with Nicolas Gallagher
00:35:05
Welcome to the inaugural episode of The React Podcast. In this episode Michael Jackson talks with Nicolas Gallagher about his project React Native for Web, the React Native API, how Twitter's new mobile website is powered by React Native for Web, and more.
Jan 29, 2018