Episodes
Today we talk with Steven Wittens with his personal site acko.net, and get a glimpse inside his creative efforts of taking parts of React to a new level to support his vision for graphics developments. We also talk about Live, his own React runtime, and his upcoming use.gpu. Sponsors Top End Devs Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial Coaching | Top End Devs Picks React - The Missing Parts Acko.net Steven Wittens / use.gpu · GitLab unconed - Overview Twitter:...
Published 05/18/22
Published 05/11/22
In this episode we have special guest front-end engineer and technical writer Samaila Bala from Nigeria. We discuss several use cases of the React design patterns he has written about, such as the Compound Components Pattern and Provider Pattern. He also discusses his Send Cash app, and how it allows people to transfer money internationally with more ease. Sponsors Top End Devs Coaching | Top End Devs Links 3 React Component Design Patterns You Should Know About...
Published 05/11/22
In this special all-panelist episode, we discuss all things on how to stand out! We’ll discuss everything from standing out in a crowd, standing out as a software developer, and how to get your name out there. We also talk about why this is an important topic to delve into. We’ll give you tips on finding success by choosing what you find interesting and fun, as well as tips to help you grow and get noticed. Sponsors Top End Devs Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day...
Published 05/04/22
Ever wish you had some great advice before you needed it? In this panelists episode we talk all about red flags when interviewing with a new company, and things to look for and be aware of during the process. We look at some red flags in coding, and include some tips on finding good code. We look at red flags while working with teams, managers and difficult people, and the the red flags to look for on special projects. There are even a few red flags thrown in for life in...
Published 04/27/22
Jack, Paige, and TJ give advice for Junior Developers. They pull from their own experience to break down the areas that Junior Developers may struggle with or not know that they need to focus on. Sponsors Top End Devs Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial Coaching | Top End Devs Picks Jack- Hotwire: HTML Over The Wire Paige- Watch Bridgerton | Netflix Official Site TJ- Museums | Ann Arbor, MI Sponsored By: Coaching | Top End Devs: Do you want to level up your...
Published 04/20/22
If you're looking for a way to manage your CSS in JS in a super lightweight framework, check out Goober. The package is exceptionally small and keeps your bundle lean and mean. Cristian Bote joins the round up to wrangle this discussion on how to put CSS into your React application in a novel way. Sponsors Top End Devs Coaching | Top End Devs Links GitHub - cristianbote/goober goober PreactPhobia Picks Cristian- World's Strictest Parents - YouTube Jack- James Hoffmann -...
Published 04/13/22
There’s a wild west of open source React out there, so let’s help you prepare. In this episode, the squad talks with Tanner Joseph Linsley, an open source React developer who’s got some wisdom to drop on how to do it right and build your community. “Honestly, a lot of the time, it’s about taking existing tools and shaping them into what I need them to be.” _- Tanner Joseph Linsley _ In This Episode 1) The BIGGEST tools in React that you oughta know in 2022 2) How to use feedback...
Published 03/16/22
Sometimes, the answer isn’t to code more. In this episode, the crew sits down with Chimezie Innocent, a developer who will show you how to clean up your act with UseEffect, as well as why this ONE thing dramatically improved his coding. “If you want to understand something better, the best advice I would give is ‘Just write about it!’” - Chimezie Innocent In This Episode 1) Why UseEffect is CRUCIAL for avoiding a world of hurt in your cleanup 2) How to reveal how little you ACTUALLY...
Published 03/09/22
Nx is here to make your life easier. In this episode, Paige and TJ talk with Jack Hsu, a developer whose Nrwl and Nx expertise is blowing us away with how streamlined things can be. “It’s nice for everyone to see what’s going on, not just the core developers.” - Jack Hsu In This Episode 1) What beginners NEED to know to get started with Nx this year 2) Why you’ll LOVE using a Monorepo in 2022 to maintain your sanity 3) The BIG 2022 trends around Next.js, Nx, and Nrwl you ought to...
Published 03/02/22
Let’s help you invest in your new CSS Property. (Get it?) In this episode, Jack and Paige sit down with CSS property extraordinaire, Colby Faycock, for React Roundup Round 2! They all discuss how to make CSS get along with React and others, what awesome things Cloudinary does, and how to properly enter the CSS world if you’re a React user. “React and CSS are two different concepts, but they can definitely play nicely.” - Colby Fayock In This Episode 1) How to make CSS properties play...
Published 02/23/22
Could a flight attendant or lawyer become a developer? You bet! In this episode, the React Roundup team talks with Mikael (Mickey) Petersen, a flight attendant turned lawyer turned developer who believes your background doesn’t define you. They all discuss what you NEED to know about WebGL and canvasses, the pros and cons of Svelte vs. React, and the biggest developments that you should already be following. “I realized my passion is between problem solving and creativity. Coding is a...
Published 02/16/22
Wanna forget the back-end and only focus on the front? Too bad. In this episode, the React team sits down with Mike Alche, a developer whose full-stack approach reminds us why you need both ends to succeed. They discuss the power of tRPC, what led Mike to AdonisJS (and why it should be more popular), and Mike’s go-to tips for becoming a master at API testing. “As develops, we love building products, but we need a place to put it. The back end’s not as trendy as the front end. That’s what...
Published 02/02/22
Next JS is next in line, but are you ready for it? In this episode, the Roundup rascals team up with Tom Norton, a software developer who’s as excited about Next JS as they are. They discuss the pros and cons, why it’s superior to apps like Gatsby, and why Tom believes studying accessibility is PARAMOUNT for the future. “Get ready for some opinions.” - Tom Norton In This Episode Tom’s unadulterated (but optimistic!) opinions on Next JS (and what his totally-scientific tests...
Published 01/26/22
A new year brings new libraries and state machines, so if you’d rather not be confused, this episode’s for you. In this one, the team covers React’s most significant improvements, how to avoid losing your mind over state machines, and what libraries to peruse in 2022. In This Episode Why React’s improvements made THIS feature irrelevant for most cases The team’s solution for people wanting more than just juggling API’s all day (and why it’s a big win for storage and data migration) If...
Published 01/19/22
Interested to learn more about this “Great Gatsby”? How does it differ from others, and where is the industry headed? Time for a meeting with the Queen! In this episode, the React team sits down with Queen Benedicte Raae, a software developer and overall coding wizard. They discuss the ONE feature of Gatsby that makes it so beginner friendly, what Queen Raae learned from her years of Wordpress and web building, and where they believe the conversation of “no-code vs code everything” is...
Published 01/12/22
So, you’ve followed up with a recruiter and have an interview scheduled tomorrow. Not sure what to do next besides print your resume? Don’t fret! In this episode, the guys sit down with Paige Niedringhaus to discuss the fundamentals of nailing your interview. They lay out the interview red flags that should scare you to your core, how to escape the “application blackhole”, and why the “STAR Method” is incredible for leaving an awesome impression. “If you don’t feel like you qualify, apply...
Published 01/05/22
Get Lifetime Access to Mani's Entrepreneurship Pack and Book Club. Use coupon code "GREAT" Mani has summarized hundreds of business books that outline how to build, grow, and operate a business and he shares his expertise with Chuck and the listeners in this special episode. Chuck and Mani discuss what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. They talk about their businesses on a regular basis and Chuck's been getting a lot of requests for entrepreneurship help. He and Mani talk about...
Published 12/16/21
Atila Fassina joins the Round Up to discuss how he got into Next and what he's doing with it now. The panel dives into the ins and outs of what you can do with Next and some advanced uses for the framework. Panel Jack HerringtonPaige NiedringhausTJ Vantoll Guest Atila Fassina Sponsors Top End DevsRaygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trialCoaching | Top End Devs Links State Management In Next.js — Smashing MagazineWeb VitalsGitHub -...
Published 12/15/21
Jack Franklin joins the Round Up from Google who wrote a side project using both React and Svelte. He breaks down the differences between the two frameworks and what he likes about each. In many ways, Svelte gets out of your way and is a lot of fun to use. However, React does give you some features that make development very nice. Panel Paige NiedringhausTJ Vantoll Guest Jack Franklin Sponsors Top End DevsCoaching | Top End Devs Links Comparing...
Published 12/09/21
Giuseppe Gurgone joins the round up to discuss React Native for Web and how you can build one application with React Native and deploy it to the web and mobile. He and the panel go in depth on React Native and the ins and outs of using it to build web applications as well. Panel TJ Vantoll Guest Giuseppe Gurgone Sponsors Top End DevsRaygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trialCoaching | Top End Devs Links React Native for...
Published 12/01/21
  Get the Black Friday/Cyber Monday "Double Your Productivity by 5pm Today" Deal Coupon Code: "DEEP" for a GIANT discount Mani provides us with strategies and tactics to get Deep Work time and how to get our minds into that focused state for hours at a time. He has read hundreds of books that have taught him the secrets to getting more done by getting into this state. He starts by telling us how he was passed over for a promotion at Qualcomm in favor of someone younger and...
Published 11/25/21
Chris Frewin joins the round up to discuss the project he worked on for a month and re-organized the code to bring it up to the state of the art. He discusses how to bring in TypeScript and the process for bringing TypeScript's and React's newer features into the application one step at a time. Panel Jack HerringtonPaige Niedringhaus Guest Chris Frewin Sponsors Top End DevsCoaching | Top End Devs Links GitHub -...
Published 11/24/21
Tania Rascia joins the round up to discuss how to organize your code across files, directories, components, and repos within your React app. The panel chimes in with what they've seen and clarify how these approaches effect the overall application functionality of your app. Panel Jack HerringtonPaige NiedringhausTJ Vantoll Guest Tania Rascia Sponsors Dev Influencers AcceleratorLevel Up | Devchat.tv Links React Architecture: How to Structure and...
Published 11/10/21
The panel puts their heads together to discuss the different skills and areas of interest they would like to spend time learning or would recommend that you spend time on this year as the holidays approach. Panel Jack HerringtonPaige NiedringhausTJ Vantoll Sponsors Dev Influencers AcceleratorRaygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trialLevel Up | Devchat.tv Links draw.ioGreenSock animationsTailwind CSS IntelliSense - Visual Studio...
Published 11/03/21