React Podcast

React Podcast

Conversations about React with your favorite developers.

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    47: Develop Your Career with Kent C Dodds

    Kent C Dodds is a blogger, podcaster, open sorcerer, and community builder that recently made the leap to full-time, independent educator.

    Chantastic asks about the approach Kent took while developing his career PayPal, what he had to give up to stay focused, and what's changed now that he's independent.

    They discuss learning by teaching, the importance of being consistent, avoiding the permission trap, and what it means to "increase the impact of your value".

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    46: Progress with Houssein Djirdeh, on Progressive Web Apps and the Story of Building GitPoint with React Native

    Houssein Djirdeh works with the Developer Relations team at Google, educating React developers on web application performance. He created the world best iPhone and Android app for Github — GitPoint.

    Chantastic asks about his experience creating GitPoint (a fully featured GitHub client, built in React Native), what performance vernacular like tti, fcp, and Web Workers mean, and common performance pitfalls and misunderstandings found in React apps.

    They discuss the importance of limiting scope to ship a product, the performance value of Hooks, tools and automations you can use today, and which projects to follow for inspiration.

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    45: Version Responsibly with Michael Jackson

    Versioning. How do we do it? It's a lot more complicated than "just use semver!" This week Michael Jackson joins us again to discuss the pains of versioning, how to avoid them, and why it all comes down to communication.

    Chantastic asks about upcoming how React Router v5 will take advantage of new features like Hooks and what versioning strategy they intend to employ with for legacy React Router users.

    They fumble clumsily around what the various characters in a package.json file mean, discuss outrageous prefixing as a defense mechanism, and partying at the 2019 JSConfUS in Carlsbad.

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    44: Create Value for Others with Nader Dabit. On podcasting, speaking, mobile devrel at AWS Amplify, AppSync for simple GraphQL servers, and his new book React Native in Action.

    Nader Dabit is the author on React Native in Action, Host of React Native Radio, Educator, Speaker, and doing developer relations for AWS Cloud.

    Chantastic asks about Amplify and AppSync, where they fit into AWS offerings, why they make authentication and GraphQL server setup a breeze, and how we can start using them.

    They discuss the opportunity and difficulty in podcast, the challenges of author a book, and travel the world speaking and educating.

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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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