Staying up to Date With React feat. Tyler McGinnis


    React Native Radio | Episode 96


    Nader Dabit

    Peter Piekarczyk

    Special Guests: Tyler McGinnis

    In this episode of React Native Radio, the panelists talk to Tyler McGinnis. Tyler works full time on his website, does a lot of teaching and blog posts, and has built out Udacity’s React Nanodegree. They talk about the new React APIs that are coming out and discuss using React on the web. They also touch on the tools that are up to date right now, imposter syndrome, and feeling left behind. They stress the importance of not comparing yourself to other developers and staying focused on progressing in your own personal development career.

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • Tyler intro
    • React
    • React on the web
    • New contexts
    • React is in such a great spot right now
    • Life cycle events
    • Changes are coming in React
    • How will these new changes affect both current developers and new ones?
    • Love how simple React is
    • The mental model for React
    • Next props and previous state
    • Create ref
    • Very small percentage of people are completely up to date
    • Don’t feel bad if you aren’t completely up to date
    • Imposter syndrome
    • You are always going to feel that you aren’t “good enough”
    • Persistence is key
    • Eventually everyone will succeed in their own time
    • Continue to progress as a developer daily
    • Resources for new React APIs
    • What’s new in React 16.3(.0-alpha) by Bartosz Szczeciński
    • Beyond React 16 by Dan Abramov
    • Reddit Thread
    • React Newsletter
    • And much, much more!