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A new playlist all about React Hooks

A new playlist all about React Hooks

React Hooks is an exciting new feature in the world of React. It makes it possible to add state to a Function Component. Learn how to use Hooks with these videos.

October 30, 2018
Introducing Hooks

Introducing Hooks

Hooks are a new feature proposal that lets you use state and other React features without writing a class. They’re currently in React v16.7.0-alpha and being discussed in an open RFC.

October 29, 2018
React Conf 2018 talks are up

React Conf 2018 talks are up

Lots of great talks! Watch React Today and Tomorrow and 90% Cleaner React for all the infos on the new proposal React Hooks.

October 28, 2018
The React Podcast #26 - Chill Out and Listen with Brad Frost

The React Podcast #26 - Chill Out and Listen with Brad Frost

Brad Frost is the author of Atomic Design, renowned speaker, and consulting designer. Chantastic asks him about his recent experience learning React and the difficulty he found entering the realm of React. They talk about team communication, developing portable solutions, organizational therapy through design, and creating a virtuous cycle between product, design, development, and systems creating. They address the challenges of learning UI design in an industry being consumed by JavaScript, the importance of listening and the value of finding nuance in communication.

October 23, 2018
React Native Radio #108 - Reanimated, React Native Screens & More feat. Krzysztof Magiera of Software Mansion

React Native Radio #108 - Reanimated, React Native Screens & More feat. Krzysztof Magiera of Software Mansion

In today’s episode of the React Native Radio podcast, Nader Dabit, Peter Piekarczyk,and Mike Grabowski speak with Krzysztof Magiera. Krzysztof talks about his recent libraries on Native Driver, Gesture Handler, Reanimated, React Native Screens. The panel and Krzysztof dive deep into Gesture Handler and give insight on the best use cases. This is a great episode to learn about Krzysztof and his most current company and projects.

October 17, 2018
The React Podcast #25 - Make Brilliant Messes with Diana Mounter and Emily Plummer

The React Podcast #25 - Make Brilliant Messes with Diana Mounter and Emily Plummer

Diana and Emily create design systems at Github. Chantastic asks them about the story of design at Github, what role React will play in future systems, and what community tools that make their job easier. They talk Rails, Lerna, monorepos, Figma, component APIs, and the importance of supporting your design system by supporting designers and engineers. It’s a great discussion for everyone looking to improve processes in a legacy application.

October 16, 2018
New course: Fullstack Advanced React & GraphQL by Wes Bos

New course: Fullstack Advanced React & GraphQL by Wes Bos

Build an online store with React and GraphQL. Just as React has transformed the way we build web applications, GraphQL is changing how we build APIs to query and mutate data. With a focus on modern JavaScript and real world application, this course is a start-to-finish way to learn Full Stack Advanced React, GraphQL, Node.js and friends. Join Wes as he shows you how to build a full stack online store with some of today's top JavaScript technology.

October 11, 2018
The React Podcast #24 - Chase Whimsy with Burke Holland

The React Podcast #24 - Chase Whimsy with Burke Holland

Chantastic asks Burke Holland about Five Things, VS Code can do that?!, and what brought him to computers. They discuss Windows 98 UI, React at Microsoft, the gateway drug to TypeScript, React Food Truck, and how how he discovered the identity of horse_js.

October 9, 2018
React Native Radio #107 - React Native at Airbnb & Working at Tonal feat. Gabriel Peal

React Native Radio #107 - React Native at Airbnb & Working at Tonal feat. Gabriel Peal

In today's episode of React Native Radio, Nader Dabit, Peter Piekarczyk & Spencer Carli talk with Gabriel Peal. Gabriel is the author of the Medium blog post “Sunsetting React Native” & formally worked with React Native Android at Airbnb. Gabriel has worked with Android for 6 years at Google & Airbnb. Gabriel is on the show to talk about Flutter, React Native, & hist current work at Tonal.

October 8, 2018
Implement i18n to a Gatsby site

Implement i18n to a Gatsby site

In this article we will implement i18n (Internationalization) to a Gatsby site using react-intl and React context API.

October 7, 2018
The React Podcast #23 - Ditch Authority with Sunil Pai

The React Podcast #23 - Ditch Authority with Sunil Pai

Chantastic talks with Sunil Pai about Facebook, Oculus, and what the future holds for the JavaScript community. They discuss Sunil’s early adventures in programming, the power of a great manager, why firebug changed everything, why he scowls at models, the ways we protect ourselves from criticism, being “evil by accident”, and becoming The CSS Guy for the rest of eternity.

October 2, 2018
What We Learnt from Code Sharing Between React and React Native

What We Learnt from Code Sharing Between React and React Native

Almost a year ago we talked to a client about building a Social Community platform fitting their intranet. They also had an existing, internal mobile app for their more than 100,000 employees and wished for the Social Community to be integrated into the existing app. To our pleasant surprise, they had chosen React Native as their cross-platform technology.

October 2, 2018
I Went to React Boston and Saw the Future

I Went to React Boston and Saw the Future

Conferences are curious things, and React Boston was curiouser: dozens of Wayfair Tech employees volunteering their weekend to put on an event for hundreds of React developers paying to fly into Boston to spend their weekend learning about React.

October 1, 2018

Create React App 2.0 released

Create React App 2.0 has been released and it brings a year’s worth of improvements in a single dependency update. Updates Babel to Babel 7 and Webpack to Webpack 4. You can also use Sass and CSS Modules out of the box.

October 1, 2018
Gatsby v2- Faster build times, Guess.js, and more!

Gatsby v2- Faster build times, Guess.js, and more!

Get an overview of everything new in the v2 release such as accessibility features, support for Guess.js (machine-learning driven user experiences), upgrades, and reduced build times.

September 27, 2018
The React Podcast #22 - Promise Accessibility with Ryan Florence

The React Podcast #22 - Promise Accessibility with Ryan Florence

Chantastic talks with Ryan Florence about Reach UI and why accessibility is important for everyone. They discuss the balance of physical and mental activity, Ryan’s foray into programming and entrepreneurship, the inspiration behind his accessibility-first component library, and why none of us are really full-stack developers.

September 26, 2018
React Native Radio #106 - Reason feat. Jared Forsyth

React Native Radio #106 - Reason feat. Jared Forsyth

In today’s episode of the React Native Radio podcast, Nader Dabit, Peter Piekarczyk, Mike Grabowski speak with Jared Forsyth. Jared is a mobile developer at Khan Academy with expertise in JavaScript, React Native. Jared is on the show to share his experience with Reason. Jared talks particularly about the how Reason came about, the best use cases, and how to get started with the Reason platform.

September 24, 2018
Tying a React SPA to WordPress as a Backend [w/ WP REST API]

Tying a React SPA to WordPress as a Backend [w/ WP REST API]

Even the biggest companies in a given space need to adapt to survive. Apple with the iPod. Google with AdWords. You get the idea. Another tech big fish, WordPress, has been keeping up with a recent trend—headless CMS—showing a will to stay relevant and evolve

September 20, 2018

Next.js 7 released

After 26 canary releases and 3.4 million downloads, we are proud to introduce the production-ready Next.js 7, featuring DX improvements: 57% faster bootup, 42% faster re-compilation, better error reporting with react-error-overlay, upgraded compilation pipeline: Webpack 4 and Babel 7, Standardized Dynamic Imports, Static CDN support, smaller initial HTML payload and React Context with SSR between App and Pages.

September 19, 2018
The React Podcast #21 - Delete Your Components with Kent C. Dodds

The React Podcast #21 - Delete Your Components with Kent C. Dodds

Chantastic talks with Kent C. Dodds about his adventures in React development and why we should be optimizing code for delete-ability. They discuss React Rally, managing your career, taming your ego, keeping healthy and happy on Twitter, tools for composing components well and when to use them, and what’s next for React.

September 18, 2018
React Native Radio #105 - Navigation++ feat. Eric Vicenti

React Native Radio #105 - Navigation++ feat. Eric Vicenti

In this episode of React Native Radio, the panel talks to Eric Vicenti about React-navigation and more! He pays a lot of attention to navigation as well as what is blocking people from being able to build apps quickly, both in React Native and the web. They talk about the journey of creating React-navigation, the major changes to this library in the past few months, React Native gesture handler, and more!

September 17, 2018
The React Podcast #20 - Foster Vibrant and Inclusive Communities with Devon Lindsey

The React Podcast #20 - Foster Vibrant and Inclusive Communities with Devon Lindsey

Chantastic talks with Devon about her adventures in web development and why she organizes the ReactJS San Francisco Bay Area meetup. They discuss how to foster vibrant and inclusive communities, why React Rally is so special, and what it means that Apple is sponsoring a React conference.

September 11, 2018
How to get React SEO-friendly by using Next.js

How to get React SEO-friendly by using Next.js

SEO has become one of the most crucial points on the Internet to get a good ranking on Google and offer visibility to your website. If you have ever wondered how to stick with React for your web application without the lack of SEO and poor latency on the first load, you should take a look at what is coming Next.

September 10, 2018
React Native Radio #104 - React Native Firebase feat. Mike Diarmid & Elliot Hesp

React Native Radio #104 - React Native Firebase feat. Mike Diarmid & Elliot Hesp

In this episode of React Native Radio, the panel talks to Elliot Hesp and Mike Diarmid, who are a part of the React Native Firebase team. They talk about what they do in their day jobs, how people used Firebase prior to the library being created, what Firebase is, and why you would want to use it. They also touch on types of applications you should and should not use with Firebase, their past experiences working on open source projects, how these past projects have impacted how they work on the React Native Firebase project, and more!

September 10, 2018