React Podcast

React Podcast

Conversations about React with your favorite developers.

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    43: Dive In with Jamon Holmgren. On Career, Consultancy, Conference Organization, Open Source, and Courageous Entrepreneurship

    Jamon Holmgren is CTO and cofounder of Infinite Red, a consultancy that specializes in React Native.

    Chantastic asks about Jamon's start in programming and entrepreneurship, why consultancies have an edge in Open Source, and how the Chain React conference plays into their business strategy.

    They discuss the team benefits of TypeScript, humble PHP beginnings, and the big differences between consultancy and product.

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    42: Build Dumb Shit with Sara Vieira. On being you, "change the world" bullshit, succeeding against mental illness, and teaching what you know.

    Sara is a developer on the beloved CodeSandbox app. She's worked for years as a developer advocate, giving brilliant talks across the world, and building some of the wildest sites on the web.

    Chantastic asks her about succeeding against mental illness, how she achieved meme status, why we should "build dumb shit", and what the heck a developer advocate does.

    They discuss corporate "change the world" bullshit, casual racism, why you should teach what you know, and the shockingly unglamorous lifestyle of a conference speaker.

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    41: Be Super with TypeScript and Jared Palmer. On the when, where, what, why, and how much of TypeScript in React.

    Typescript. What is it? How does it help you write better code? Will it help you sleep better at night?

    Jared is a lead engineer at The Palmer Group, a strategy, design, and engineering firm. There he uses TypeScript every day to keep code sturdy and maintainable.

    Chantastic asks Jared what we need to know to get a little TypeScript into our apps. They discuss the joys and pains of Typescript in 2019 and how it compares to languages like Reason, Ocaml, Fable, and Elm.

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    40: Lift as you Climb with Cassidy Williams. On React, Redux, and GraphQL at CodePen, teaching, @smkmeetup, following your dreams (literally), and building your dream network.

    Cassidy Williams is a Senior Software Engineer CodePen in Seattle — using React, Redux, GraphQL, and Apollo Client to build the frontend of CodePen and CodePen Projects.

    Chantastic asks about building a startup on a plane, maximizing side hustle effort, the importance of networking, and what it's like to meet your heroes.

    They discuss tips for getting great advice from smart people, building passive income, finding safe workplaces, and what it looks like to lift as you climb.

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    39: Take Your Time with Kyle Shevlin. On healing from burnout, interviewing as a senior dev, building your brand, knowing your worth, and overcoming the desire for more.

    Kyle is a JavaScript engineer at webflow, speaker, educator, and Twitch streamer.

    Chantastic asks Kyle about his experience healing from burnout, identifying his value, interviewing as a senior developer, and evaluating team fit.

    They discuss the importance of networking, brand building, managing your energy, fighting the desire for more, and weaving it all together.

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    38: Learn to Learn with Kyle Shevlin. Building a great career, finding your tribe, learning how to learn, and shipping your side projects.

    Kyle is a JavaScript engineer at webflow, speaker, educator, and Twitch streamer.

    Chantastic asks Kyle about his experience breaking into web development, how he navigated the early portion of his career, and the inspiration behind his show secondCareerDevs.

    They discuss the importance of finding your community, learning how to learn, and how to make progress on your side projects by live streaming your work.

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    37: Decide with Your Human Brain, with Brian Vaughn. On the new React profiler, windowing, and intelligent performance tuning.

    Brian Vaughn is a member of the React Core team and creator of libraries like react-virtualized and react-window. He's a wealth of knowledge in React performance and application profiling.

    Chantastic asks Brian about the new profiler tools he's been working on (available to React v16.5 apps), React Core team dynamics, and the future of windowing in React and browsers.

    They discuss a handful of practical performance tips, Concurrent rendering in React, React.memo and the useMemo Hook, and how to decide with your human brain when performance tuning is necessary.

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    36: Be Wrong with Shawn Swyx Wang. On what's new in React, how best to learn, and what's going on in r/reactjs

    Shawn Swyx Wang moderates and organizes r/reactjs on Reddit. He also works on developer experience at Netlify. Shawn is a voracious learner and loves to share what he's learning and believes that everyone — regardless of experience — should "learn in public".

    Chantastic asks Shawn about what's new in React and how r/reactjs is helping developers learn React, get connected in the community, and find jobs.

    They discuss strategies for being a lifelong learner, how to get started in React, the growth of React's API surface area, Hooks, Suspense, Concurrent Mode, designing APIs, and the future of React.

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    34: Just Use a Button with Jen Luker

    Jen Luker is a lead software engineer at Formidable Labs, keynote speaker, host of @BookBytesFM, and expert knitter. Chantastic asks her about the Fiber Arts Corner at React Conf, the history that textiles and programming share, and how we can make our apps more accessible.

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