React Podcast

React Podcast
Conversations about React with your favorite developers..

67: Swizec Teller on Hustle and Focus
Oct 10 • 56 min
This week we sit with Swizec Teller and learn how to get more done in every day. Swizec has an incredible work ethic — regularly blogging, vlogging, live streaming, and writing books on your favorite web technologies React and D3. How does he do all that…
66: Jonathan Cutrell on The Future of Work — Part 2
Oct 3 • 50 min
This week we continue our discussion with Jonathan Cutrell about the future of work. This time, we’re talking about teamwork. We tackle a few important questions. How do you invest in a team that is separated by hundreds of miles? How do you find moments…
65: Jonathan Cutrell on The Future of Work — Part 1
Sep 26 • 43 min
This week we sit down with Jonathan Cutrell. He’s the host of the beloved podcast Developer Tea and co-found Spec, the very Network that this show belongs to. Now, when podcasters get together and talk. They talk… for hours. So this is part one of a two…
64: Chris Toomey on TypeScript, GraphQL, and Product Thinking
Sep 19 • 52 min
This week we sit down with Chris Toomey and address all the holy wars: Elm vs React, TypeScript vs JavaScript, product vs development, and even VS Code vs Vim.
63: Val Geisler on Communicating with Your Audience
Sep 12 • 42 min
This week we diverge from our typical technical focus to talk about communication. Many of you are developing a product. Whether that be an open source library, course material on your favorite framework, or your skills a freelance developer — you are…
62: Chris Biscardi on Gatsby Themes and Developing a Content Pipeline
Sep 5 • 56 min
This week we sit down with Chris Biscardi — open source developer and consultant. He’s working with Gatsby on projects like gatsby-mdx and gatsby-themes. So we talk about what Gatsby Themes are, why they promise to bring a new wave of shareability to…
61: Phani Raju on the GitHub Package Registry
Aug 29 • 48 min
This week we sit down with Phani Raju. He’s a Staff Engineer at GitHub and lead on the GitHub Package Registry. He tells us what package registries are and why GitHub is uniquely suited to take them to the next step in security, trust, and user…
60: James K Nelson on React with the Buzzwords
Aug 22 • 40 min
This week on React Podcast we sit down with James K Nelson. We discuss what makes React hard to learn and how he’s addressing that with his teaching platform We talk about learning React without the buzzwords, his new router — Navi — and how…
59: Jamison Dance on Soft Skills and React Rally
Aug 15 • 49 min
This week we talk Jamison Dance about the parts of programming that are distinctly non-technical. We talk about the perfect TLD, working with a team, finding psychological safety, the organization of React Rally, and how to recycle batteries. Jamison is…
58: Eve Porcello on Learning GraphQL
Aug 8 • 42 min
This week we talk with Eve Porcello about getting started with GraphQL. She is the co-author of Learning React and Learning GraphQL. She travels the world with husband Alex bank teaching JavaScript and telling jokes. We talk about comedy and code and how…
57: Emma Wedekind on Mentorship and
Aug 1 • 44 min
We sit down with venerable Emma Wedekind to talk mentorship. She tells us all about different types of mentorship you can find, At what phases in your career each type is most valuable, And how to get a “yes” from someone you’d like to mentor you. We also…
56: Paul Henschel on React Spring
Jul 25 • 59 min
This week, on React Podcast, We sit with Paul Henschel and talk animation. Paul is the creator of React-spring a library for animating UI based on spring physics. We talk about the library’s origin, its future, and how to create lasting beauty on the web.
55: Erik Rasmussen on Final Form
Jul 18 • 49 min
This week we sit with Erik Rasmussen to discuss forms in React. We talk about his library redux-form and it’s evolution to final-form — a framework agnostic approach to making dynamic forms easy. Along the way the talk open source maintenance and…
54: Get Access with Aaron Cannon
Jul 11 • 49 min
This week, we talk accessibility pitfalls with Aaron Canon. Aaron is the co-founder and chief accessibility engineer at Accessible360 — where he uses his experience as a blind developer to improve real-world accessibility for all citizens of the web. He…
53: Embrace the PHP with Next.js, Featuring Tim Neutkens
Jul 7 • 53 min
Have you had the privilege of working in PHP? If you haven’t let me tell you: You can have a dynamic website just by putting a single PHP file on a host, anywhere. It’s magic For us React developers, everything is a lot more complicated. We want…
52: Be Visible with Sophia Shoemaker
Jun 27 • 51 min
Navigating a career is tricky. This is double true for women in tech. Add a spouses career, traditional gender expectations, Single-parenting, Or illness to the mix And finding a satisfying career can feel impossible. Today, Sophia Shoemaker sits with us…
51: Michel Westrate Wants You To Stop Writing State Reducers
Jun 20 • 60 min
How many times have you written a state reducer? 100 times? 100 times a month? Truth is, it’s tricky for human brains to write performant state mutations in immutable terms. Maybe you’re whip smart and you’ve got the theory on lock but the resulting…
50: Code and Trust with Saron Yitbarek
May 30 • 51 min
Saron Yitbarek is the CEO and founder of CodeNewbie, the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code. She’s also the vibrant host of the CodeNewbie Podcast, Basecs Podcast, and Command Line Heroes (a Red Hat podcast). Chantastic…
49: Break In with Scott Tolinski
May 23 • 55 min
Scott Tolinski is creator of Level Up Totorials and co-host of Syntax — a tasty treats podcast for web developers. He joins us on React Podcast to talk about career, hobbies, and building a business. Chantastic asks him about break dancing, YouTube as a…
48: Open Source It with Jon Rohan
May 16 • 41 min
Jon Rohan is an Engineer on the Design Systems Team at Github, building tooling for Octicons and Primer — their React component library. Chantastic asks about his 6 year tenure at GitHub, the inspiration behind his primer.css slam poem, how their using…
47: Develop Your Career with Kent C Dodds
May 9 • 59 min
Kent C Dodds is a blogger, podcaster, open sorcerer, and community builder that recently made the leap to full-time, independent educator. Chantastic asks about the approach Kent took while developing his career PayPal, what he had to give up to stay…
46: Progress with Houssein Djirdeh, on Progressive Web Apps and the Story of Building GitPoint with React Native
May 2 • 38 min
Houssein Djirdeh works with the Developer Relations team at Google, educating React developers on web application performance. He created the world best iPhone and Android app for Github — GitPoint. Chantastic asks about his experience creating GitPoint…
45: Version Responsibly with Michael Jackson
Apr 25 • 46 min
Versioning. How do we do it? It’s a lot more complicated than “just use semver!” This week Michael Jackson joins us again to discuss the pains of versioning, how to avoid them, and why it all comes down to communication. Chantastic asks about upcoming how…
44: Create Value for Others with Nader Dabit. On podcasting, speaking, mobile devrel at AWS Amplify, AppSync for simple GraphQL servers, and his new book React Native in Action.
Apr 18 • 37 min
Nader Dabit is the author on React Native in Action, Host of React Native Radio, Educator, Speaker, and doing developer relations for AWS Cloud. Chantastic asks about Amplify and AppSync, where they fit into AWS offerings, why they make authentication and…
43: Dive In with Jamon Holmgren. On Career, Consultancy, Conference Organization, Open Source, and Courageous Entrepreneurship
Apr 11 • 51 min
Jamon Holmgren is CTO and cofounder of Infinite Red, a consultancy that specializes in React Native. Chantastic asks about Jamon’s start in programming and entrepreneurship, why consultancies have an edge in Open Source, and how the Chain React conference…
42: Build Dumb Shit with Sara Vieira. On being you, “change the world” bullshit, succeeding against mental illness, and teaching what you know.
Apr 4 • 49 min
Sara is a developer on the beloved CodeSandbox app. She’s worked for years as a developer advocate, giving brilliant talks across the world, and building some of the wildest sites on the web. Chantastic asks her about succeeding against mental illness,…
41: Be Super with TypeScript and Jared Palmer. On the when, where, what, why, and how much of TypeScript in React.
Mar 28 • 61 min
Typescript. What is it? How does it help you write better code? Will it help you sleep better at night? Jared is a lead engineer at The Palmer Group, a strategy, design, and engineering firm. There he uses TypeScript every day to keep code sturdy and…
40: Lift as you Climb with Cassidy Williams. On React, Redux, and GraphQL at CodePen, teaching, @smkmeetup, following your dreams (literally), and building your dream network.
Mar 21 • 46 min
Cassidy Williams is a Senior Software Engineer CodePen in Seattle — using React, Redux, GraphQL, and Apollo Client to build the frontend of CodePen and CodePen Projects. Chantastic asks about building a startup on a plane, maximizing side hustle effort,…
39: Take Your Time with Kyle Shevlin. On healing from burnout, interviewing as a senior dev, building your brand, knowing your worth, and overcoming the desire for more.
Mar 14 • 33 min
Kyle is a JavaScript engineer at webflow, speaker, educator, and Twitch streamer. Chantastic asks Kyle about his experience healing from burnout, identifying his value, interviewing as a senior developer, and evaluating team fit. They discuss the…
38: Learn to Learn with Kyle Shevlin. Building a great career, finding your tribe, learning how to learn, and shipping your side projects.
Mar 7 • 38 min
Kyle is a JavaScript engineer at webflow, speaker, educator, and Twitch streamer. Chantastic asks Kyle about his experience breaking into web development, how he navigated the early portion of his career, and the inspiration behind his show…
37: Decide with Your Human Brain, with Brian Vaughn. On the new React profiler, windowing, and intelligent performance tuning.
Feb 28 • 41 min
Brian Vaughn is a member of the React Core team and creator of libraries like react-virtualized and react-window. He’s a wealth of knowledge in React performance and application profiling. Chantastic asks Brian about the new profiler tools he’s been…
36: Be Wrong with Shawn Swyx Wang. On what’s new in React, how best to learn, and what’s going on in r/reactjs
Feb 21 • 39 min
Shawn Swyx Wang moderates and organizes r/reactjs on Reddit. He also works on developer experience at Netlify. Shawn is a voracious learner and loves to share what he’s learning and believes that everyone — regardless of experience — should “learn in…
35: Make the Web Look Great with Matt Perry. On declarative animation, open source management, and importance of the open web
Jan 16 • 46 min
Matt Perry is the developer behind PopMotion, a declarative animation library for the web. Chantastic asks his inspiration for PopMotion, the difficulties of maintaining a low-level open source library, what he things declarative APIs might look like in…
34: Just Use a Button with Jen Luker
Jan 9 • 36 min
Jen Luker is a lead software engineer at Formidable Labs, keynote speaker, host of @BookBytesFM, and expert knitter. Chantastic asks her about the Fiber Arts Corner at React Conf, the history that textiles and programming share, and how we can make our…
33: Transcendence and the Future of React with Laurie Voss
Dec 19, 2018 • 48 min
Laurie Voss is the Co-founder/COO of npm. He’s traveling the world and telling developers about npm and the future of JavaScript. Chantastic asks about his bold predictions for 2019, what the future brings for React, and how React could beat web…
32: Steal the Platform with Vincent Riemer
Dec 12, 2018 • 38 min
Vincent Riemer is the creator of and react-native-dom. He loves working on projects that challenge assumptions and inspire play. Chantastic asks him about his shoes, the inspiration behind and execution of and his mad scientist…
31: Hooks are Mixins with Ryan Florence
Dec 4, 2018 • 44 min
Ryan Florence is the co-creator of React Router and creator of accessibility-first React libraries Reach Router and Reach UI. Chantastic sits with him to talk about Hooks on the night before they’re announced. They talk about React’s API growth, if…
30: Develop in the Cloud with Christina Holland
Nov 28, 2018 • 32 min
Christina is a developer at Google and speaker at React Conf 2018. Chantastic asks her about her cloud development process. They talk about changing careers, building brains, cheating imposter syndrome, speaking at conferences, and all the services you’ll…
29: Don’t Rewrite Your App for Hooks and Suspense with Jared Palmer
Nov 20, 2018 • 47 min
Jared Palmer is a passionate JavaScript developer, pushing developer ergonomics in React with projects like formik and react-fns. Chantastic asks about what Suspense and Hooks mean for existing apps and what we should know to migrate our code sanely. They…
28: Be Healthy and Love Gatsby with Jason Lengstorf
Nov 14, 2018 • 53 min
Jason Lengstorf is a developer advocate at Gatsby and productivity speaker/author. Chantastic asks about what the Gatsby team is up to, why Gatsby makes sense, and how their team is growing a vibrant JavaScript community. They talk about GraphQL, why…
27: React Today and Tomorrow with the React Core Team
Oct 31, 2018 • 59 min
The React core team sits down with Michael Jackson to discuss React today and tomorrow. They talk Concurrent Mode, Suspense, Hooks, the new profiler tab, scheduling in the browser, React Fire, React Fusion, becoming more framework-y, appearing less…
26: Chill Out and Listen with Brad Frost
Oct 22, 2018 • 59 min
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…
25: Make Brilliant Messes with Diana Mounter and Emily Plummer
Oct 16, 2018 • 41 min
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,…
24: Chase Whimsy with Burke Holland
Oct 9, 2018 • 37 min
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.
23: Ditch Authority with Sunil Pai
Oct 2, 2018 • 44 min
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, why firebug changed everything, how he came to mad dogs models, the ways we protect…
22: Promise Accessibility with Ryan Florence
Sep 26, 2018 • 51 min
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…
21: Delete Your Components with Kent C. Dodds
Sep 18, 2018 • 50 min
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…
20: Foster Vibrant and Inclusive Communities with Devon Lindsey
Sep 11, 2018 • 31 min
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…
19: Supporting Open Source with Michael Jackson
Sep 4, 2018 • 47 min
Chantastic talks with Michael about his journey into open source and how he’s building a business to sustain open source development. They discuss frontend libraries (then and now), the link between business and open source, the genesis of (a…
18: Prepack and the Future of JavaScript Performance with Nikolai Tillmann
Aug 28, 2018 • 23 min
Chantastic talks with Nikolai about Prepack — a tool for making JavaScript code run faster. They discuss the goals and challenges before Prepack, why it makes global JavaScript faster, and how it could dramatically improve time to interactive performance…
17: Fast, Accessible, and Beautiful Drag and Drop with Alex Reardon
Aug 21, 2018 • 36 min
Chantastic talks with Alex Reardon about his project react-beautiful-dnd. They discuss the physics of drag and drop, accessibility in any language, tricks and tactics for performance tuning UI, and engineering health in open source.
16: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Open Source with Ken Wheeler
Aug 14, 2018 • 51 min
Michael Jackson, Michael Chan, and Ken Wheeler talk Smooth Criminal, BBQ tweets, what inspires his open source work, and what he’s working on as the Director of Open Source at Formidable Labs.
15: Data Visualization with Shirley Wu
Aug 7, 2018 • 39 min
Michael Jackson, Michael Chan talk with Shirley Wu about D3 and React, creative data visualizations, freelance work, and how she’s helping React developers love D3.
14: VX and D3 Charting with Harrison Shoff
Jul 31, 2018 • 33 min
Michael, Michael, and Harrison talk VX, Charting with D3, Airbnb engineering, and designing unopinionated component APIs in React.
13: Gatsby and GraphQL with Kurt Kemple
Jul 18, 2018 • 50 min
Michael, Michael, and Kurt talk Gatsby, GraphQL, debugging Node, and gaining buy-in on big teams.
12: Coming to React with Sara Vieira
Jun 5, 2018 • 55 min
Sara Vieira is easily one of the most entertaining people we’ve ever had on this show. She has been working with React over the past few years and has recently been traveling around Europe and giving free workshops on React in London and at React Finland.
11: Inside React with Sophie Alpert
May 29, 2018 • 41 min
Sophie Alpert is a core contributor to React and is currently the engineering manager for the React team at Facebook. She has been contributing to React for over 3 years now, making her first contributions while she was working as an engineer at Khan…
10: Codesandbox with Ives van Hoorne
May 22, 2018 • 33 min
Ives van Hoorne is the creator of Codesandbox; an online code editor written completely in React. Although Codesandbox is written in React, it can be used to build applications for any front-end framework.
9: Emotion with Kye Hohenberger
May 15, 2018 • 56 min
Kye Hohenberger is the author of the Emotion JavaScript library, a popular choice among React developers who prefer using CSS-in-JS to traditional CSS stylesheets. In this episode we discuss his work on Emotion including where he got the initial…
8: React Perf Devtool with Nitin Tulswani
May 8, 2018 • 38 min
Nitin Tulswani is a prolific developer and the creator of react-perf-devtool, a library that helps with profiling the performance of your React components since react-addons-perf was deprecated in React 16. In this episode we discuss Nitin’s approach to…
7: React and Electron with James Long
Apr 24, 2018 • 59 min
James Long is a prolific blogger and the author of several open source libraries including Prettier. He has recently started developing Actual, a budgeting app built in React and Electron. In this episode we talk about James’ approach to business, as well…
6: Async React with Andrew Clark
Apr 10, 2018 • 45 min
Andrew Clark is a developer on the React core team at Facebook who has been working on asynchronous rendering. In this episode we do a deep dive on some of the decisions behind the implementation of async mode in React 16 as well as talk about how…
5: Finite State Machines with David Khourshid
Apr 3, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode Michael Jackson talks with David Khourshid about State Machines. David is a developer on the Visual Studio Live Share team at Microsoft. Recently, he’s been exploring methods of using finite state machines together with React to create…
4: Babel and open source sustainability with Henry Zhu
Mar 30, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode Michael Jackson talks with Henry Zhu, maintainer of the hugely popular Babel project, about open source sustainability and what’s coming next for the Babel project.
3: The Future of React with Dan Abramov
Feb 28, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode Michael Jackson talks with Dan Abramov, author of Redux and create-react-app, about the responsibility that comes with being an influential voice for React, how future versions of React will leverage requestIdleCallback to schedule work,…
2: Razzle, After.js, and Formik with Jared Palmer
Feb 20, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode Michael Jackson talks with Jared Palmer about Razzle, After.js, Formik, several other open source libraries from Jared, as well as Typescript and the implications of the upcoming async APIs in React.
1: React Native for web with Nicolas Gallagher
Jan 29, 2018 • 35 min
Welcome to the inaugural episode of The React Podcast. In this episode Michael Jackson talks with Nicolas Gallagher about his project React Native for Web, the React Native API, how Twitter’s new mobile website is powered by React Native for Web, and more.