React Round Up

BONUS: How Opportunities Come Your Way When You’re an Influencer

Charles Max Wood discusses several opportunities that came his way early in his podcasting career and other opportunities that have come to other people after only a couple of podcast episodes. He explains why that happens and how you can use this to create more influence as a developer. Panel Charles Max Wood

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RRU 139: Creating Gatsby Source Plugins with Dillion Megida

In today’s episode of React Round Up, Nigerian-based developer Dillion Megida explains how you can create source plugins for Gatsby, the static site generation tool. Gatsby can be used to create landing pages, blogs and e-commerce sites, among other things, and it contains a vast plugin ecosystem that helps developers avoid reinventing the wheel when…

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BONUS: What is Charles Max Wood’s Biggest Payoff for Being a Dev Influencer?

Charles Max Wood started podcasting because it sounded fun and because he wanted to talk about technology. He learned pretty quickly that it got him access to people who understood the things he wanted to learn. The reasons changed over the years, as Charles explains before he talks about the big payoff he gets now…

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RRU 138: React Component Tests for Humans with Miroslav Nikolov

On this episode of React Round Up we chatted with Miroslav Nikolov, a UI developer at one.com, about his approach to unit testing React components. Miroslav discussed writing components in a human-friendly way, using the library UnexpectedJS. We also talked about Miroslav’s blog, including how he got started with it, and some of the tools…

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BONUS: How Jason Weimann Became a Game Developer

Jason Weimann started out as an enthusiast of the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, Everquest. After becoming a software developer and building a collaborative community playing the game, learn how he used his connections to get a job working for the company that made the game, even if it wasn’t a job working as…

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RRU 137: From QA to Developer with Rani Zilpelwar

Changing careers into software development is always an interesting story and Rani Zilpelwar’s story is no different. In this episode, Rani, the QA developer turned software consultant, talks about how she’s held almost every software role at one point or another, and how she’s continuing to improve her skills now as a software consultant. The…

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BONUS: Continuing Your Learning Journey by Finding Mentors as an Influencer

Chuck outlines how he’s used his podcasts to find mentors to continue his learning journey over 12 years of podcasting. Some mentors have been long lived relationships while others have lasted only a few months or even days. This episode shares Chuck’s experience learning from the top people in the development community as a programmer…

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RRU 136: Micro Front-Ends and Module Federation with Jack Herrington

Jack Herrington joins TJ for a discussion about React, Micro Front-Ends, and Module Federation in Webpack. All of these are things that Jack has show off on his Youtube Channel. They discuss the how and why you’d want to implement this approach to building applications. Panel TJ VanToll Guest Jack Herrington Sponsors Dev Heroes Accelerator…

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BONUS: How Senior Developers Can Enjoy Learning Like They Were Juniors

Remember the amazing adventure it was to learn a new thing every day as a Junior Developer? It’s easy to feel a little stuck or lost as a Senior developer since there aren’t roadmaps or people looking to mentor seniors. (Besides Charles Max Wood.) Chuck talks about how he felt that way at different points…

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RRU 135: Redux, Redux Toolkit, OSS and More with Mark Erikson

Returning guest Mark Erikson joins the React Round Up team to discuss how he found himself in the position of being an open source maintainer for Redux, how he’s helped shepherd/author future versions of Redux (and the complete overhauls that happened when React Hooks were introcuded), and the new examples he’s written for Redux Toolkit…

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BONUS: How to get Freelance Clients to Come to You

Charles Max Wood explains how he landed his first 4 freelance clients that took him through a few years of freelancing with only 3 years of experience and a few hundred podcast listeners. Funnily enough, they actually came to him, not the other way around. He explains how he made himself attractive to them and…

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RRU 134: How to be a Top 5% Developer

Charles Max Wood rejoins the show to discuss the things that help people take their careers from a job to a calling. The panel goes into publishing content, how to learn, meeting other people, and working with others. Chuck also advocates for having a plan for your career and taking deliberate steps each day to…

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