RRU 018: Evolving Patterns in React with Alex Moldovan

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    Panel:

    • Charles Max Wood
    • Lucas Reis
    • Nader Dabit

    Special Guests: Alex Moldovan

    In this episode of React Round Up, the panel discusses the article Evolving Patterns in React with its author, Alex Moldovan. Alex is from Romania and works at Fortech as an engineering manager where he works mostly with the front-end development. He also is one of the co-founders of JSHeroes, which is the biggest JavaScript conference in Romania that also has a growing international community behind it. They answer some of Charles questions about React, talk about his article, their thoughts on the new changes, and more!

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • Lucas was on React Round Up Episode 11
    • Lucas intro – works for Zocdoc as a senior front-end developer
    • Alex intro
    • At Fortech as an engineering manager
    • Co-founder of JSHeroes
    • His article Evolving Patterns in React
    • React.createClass rather than ES6 class
    • Started working with React in 2015
    • React and Redux
    • Nobody knew how to actually build an application in React in the beginning
    • Mixins
    • What has replaced the idea of mixins?
    • Higher Order Components
    • Render Props article by Michael Jackson
    • Implicit with mixins to explicit with render props
    • What about Context?
    • Do you think these new changes are addressing how we build React apps?
    • Thoughts on the new APIs and changes from 16 to 17
    • Error boundaries
    • Suspense
    • Server-side rendering
    • Using the Constructor
    • Evolving patterns
    • And much, much more!

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    Charles

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    Nader

    Alex