React Round Up

RRU 119: Building Web and Mobile Apps with Ely Lucas

Ionic’s own Ely Lucas joins the React Round Up panel to discuss building the Ionic framework to work with React under the hood. Ely talks through how the team’s been hard at work making Ionic easy to pick up for any JavaScript developer with experience in React, as well as some of the benefits it…

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RRU 118: Creating Live Trippy Visuals with WebGL and Web Audio with Alex Kempton

In this episode of React Round Up, Alex Kempton joins us to talk about Hedron, a tool he built for enhancing live audio shows with cool visuals. We chat about MIDI, WebGL and web audio, and how Alex wrapped those all up into an app he uses for live performances. Panel TJ VanToll Thomas Aylott…

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RRU 117: Making Frontend Developers Fullstack with Prisma with Nikolas Burk

In this special episode of React Round Up, guest Nikolas Burk delves into the Prisma database and why it’s worth checking out. Panel James Brenton Guest Nikolas Burk Sponsor CacheFly Links www.prisma.io Picks Nikolas Burk: Follow Nikolas on Twitter > @nikolasburk Prisma Day Recordings Chess app James Brenton: Scrabble® GO – New Word Game Follow…

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RRU 116: Building a Meet.up Competitor and Teaching React with Chris Achard

When meetup.com announced last year that it wanted to charge users $2 for using the platform, a number of users expressed their strong opposition to the proposal. Developer Chris Achard was one of them and he built meetingplace.io in response to users who were looking for alternatives. In today’s episode, Chris, who is also an…

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RRU 115: Frontend Application Bundles with Glen Maddern

In this episode of React Round Up, Glen Maddern joins us to talk about a new tool he’s been working on called Frontend Application Bundles, or FABs. We chat about how FABs allow you to write server-side logic in a vendor-agnostic way, as well as some of the other interesting problems FABs solve. Panel Paige…

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RRU 114: Decentralized React: ThreadsDB, IPFS, Filecoin with Carson Farmer

In this episode of React Round Up, Carson Farmer joins us to talk about the decentralized web. We discuss what the decentralized web actually is, and some interesting new way the web could work.

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RRU 113: Typed Functional Programming in TypeScript with fp-ts with Robin Pokorny

Functional programming can be tricky to start with, especially in TypeScript aps. In today’s show, Robin Pokorny shares tips on how to start with functional programming, and how you can integrate functional programming into the apps you’re building today. He also shares tips on libraries to help make functional programming with TypeScript easier, including fp-ts.

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RRU 112: From Pulling Teeth to Pull Requests with Meghna Srivastava

Dr. Meghna Srivastava joins React Round Up to share how she transitioned from a dentist in her native country of India to a software developer today in Berlin, Germany. Although she practiced for a few years after graduating dental school, Meghna wasn’t completely satisfied with her career choice, and things at work began to feel stale to her. At the same time, she saw the flexibility her partner enjoyed as a backend developer, and began dabbling in Python to see if coding might be something she was interested in pursuing as well. Fast forward a year, and Meghna found herself in Germany due to her partner’s job, and unemployed, giving her the time she needed to really focus on learning to code, and she discovered she enjoyed JavaScript’s browser-focused interactions more than backend languages. Then she progressed on to the React framework as she began to build up her portfolio.
The panel discusses being a self taught developer versus attending bootcamps or traditional 4-year computer science university programs, and the obstacles to getting that first developer job. Meghna shares how she applied for a developer job she wasn’t quite ready for, but managed to negotiate herself an internship during her interview, which she then turned into a full-time job offer 3 months later! This is a must-listen for anyone thinking about breaking into programming and interested in getting started learning on their own.

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RRU 111: React Tools, Codebase Management, and More with Brice Ayres

React Native Remote Conf July 28th to 31th Brice Ayres is a Youtube video author talking about programming and React. This is a wide ranging conversation across the spectrum of React tools, libraries like react-bootstrap, and the state of styling and state management in React. Panel Charles Max Wood Paige Niedringhaus TJ VanToll Carl Mungazi…

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RRU 110: Game Development in React & Typescript with Maksim Ivanov

Front end developer Maksim Ivanov talks about working for Mojang, the company behind the ridiculously popular game Minecraft. As it turns out, Maksim uses React to build different pieces of the game, and runs the code through a custom renderer to make it work in the game world. In addition to his day job, he…

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RRU 109: SVGS in React with Elizabet Oliviera

If you’ve tried using SVGs in your application, chances are you’ve found it tricky or difficult. In today’s show, Elizabet Oliviera shares some tips on how you can begin using SVGs to create scalable illustrations and animations. She also shares her experiences of building a library of SVG animations Panel Carl Mungazi Paige Niedringhaus TJ…

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RRU 108: Web Workers & Multi-threaded JavaScript with Majid Hajian

JavaScript Remote Conf 2020 May 13th to 15th – register now! Despite JavaScript being a single-threaded language, you can now leverage multi-threaded computing thanks to modern browser features such as web workers, workouts and service workers. In this show, Majid explains how these features work and what problems they solve. We also discuss the strategies…

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