React Podcast

React Podcast

Conversations about React with your favorite developers.

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    62: Chris Biscardi on Gatsby Themes and Developing a Content Pipeline

    This week we sit down with Chris Biscardi — open source developer and consultant.

    He's working with Gatsby on projects like gatsby-mdx and gatsby-themes.

    So we talk about what Gatsby Themes are, why they promise to bring a new wave of shareability to Gatsby sites, and what you need to know to start using them.

    We also talk about designing a workflow around sharing what you know and building an effective content pipeline.

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    61: Phani Raju on the GitHub Package Registry

    This week we sit down with Phani Raju.

    He's a Staff Engineer at GitHub and lead on the GitHub Package Registry. He tells us what package registries are and why GitHub is uniquely suited to take them to the next step in security, trust, and user experience.

    This is an awesome chat if you'd like to learn more about where your packages may be coming from in the future. It's also a fantastic lens into the great engineering and design thinking that is alive and well at GitHub — and how the Dear GitHub letter sparked a new wave of innovation.

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    60: James K Nelson on React with the Buzzwords

    This week on React Podcast we sit down with James K Nelson. We discuss what makes React hard to learn and how he's addressing that with his teaching platform

    We talk about learning React without the buzzwords, his new router — Navi — and how to make some React bacon.

    This is a great episode for those who have had trouble keeping up with React and want to discover and master the things have remained the same

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    59: Jamison Dance on Soft Skills and React Rally

    This week we talk Jamison Dance about the parts of programming that are distinctly non-technical.

    We talk about the perfect TLD, working with a team, finding psychological safety, the organization of React Rally, and how to recycle batteries.

    Jamison is co-host of the podcast Soft Skills Engineering where he and Dave Smith answer non-technical questions for technical folks. It's a great show that I highly recommend. check it out at

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    58: Eve Porcello on Learning GraphQL

    This week we talk with Eve Porcello about getting started with GraphQL.

    She is the co-author of Learning React and Learning GraphQL. She travels the world with husband Alex bank teaching JavaScript and telling jokes.

    We talk about comedy and code and how to engage audiences with a little bit of funny.

    This is a great episode if you want to add a little GraphQL to your stack or learn how to give a hilarious conference talks.

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    57: Emma Wedekind on Mentorship and

    We sit down with venerable Emma Wedekind to talk mentorship.
    She tells us all about different types of mentorship you can find,
    At what phases in your career each type is most valuable,
    And how to get a "yes" from someone you'd like to mentor you.

    We also discuss her new mentoring platform and how it's helping connect developers based on technology and field.

    Buckle in and get ready to get help.

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    56: Paul Henschel on React Spring

    This week, on React Podcast, We sit with Paul Henschel and talk animation.

    Paul is the creator of React-spring a library for animating UI based on spring physics.

    We talk about the library's origin, its future, and how to create lasting beauty on the web.

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    55: Erik Rasmussen on Final Form

    This week we sit with Erik Rasmussen to discuss forms in React. We talk about his library redux-form and it's evolution to final-form — a framework agnostic approach to making dynamic forms easy. Along the way the talk open source maintenance and monetization struggles. If you've wanted open source fame, this is a good one to listen to.

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    54: Get Access with Aaron Cannon

    This week, we talk accessibility pitfalls with Aaron Canon.

    Aaron is the co-founder and chief accessibility engineer at Accessible360 — where he uses his experience as a blind developer to improve real-world accessibility for all citizens of the web.

    He shares his first-hand experience on which practices work, which ones are bogus, where to focus our accessibility efforts, and which libraries provide the best starting point.

    I learned a ton. You will too.

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    53: Embrace the PHP with Next.js, Featuring Tim Neutkens

    Have you had the privilege of working in PHP?

    If you haven't let me tell you: You can have a dynamic website just by putting a single PHP file on a host, anywhere.

    It's magic

    For us React developers, everything is a lot more complicated.

    We want server-side rendering for Google crawl-ability, Hot Module Replacement for quick feedback in development, and code-splitting to get quick initial page loads for users.

    None of that is easy to implement.

    But there's hope.

    The team at Zeit wants you to have all that but with the simplicity of that beautiful PHP workflow.

    And they've done it.

    We sit with Tim Neutkens, lead developer on Nextjs, an open source framework, for react, by Zeit.

    He tells us how you can get back to that beautiful, fun PHP experience but with all of the benefits of SSR, HMR, AMP, and so many more initialisms.

    I'm so excited to share this chat about Next.js the next-live of static site generation.

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