This talk was given at Chariot Solutions’ 2018 event, Single Page Application Day. View Presentation View the code from Single Page Application Day on GitHub Abstract Introduced in 2013, React’s rapid adoption by the front-end community is not something to be ignored. Unlike most other front-end frameworks available today, React is not a full end-to-end … Read More
Abstract Introduced in 2013, React’s rapid adoption by the front-end community is not something to be ignored. Unlike most other front-end frameworks available today, React is not a full end-to-end solution. While this may make it easier to introduce to an existing front-end, it can be hard to find your footing. This talk will dive … Read More
Having trouble with running Jest tests once you upgrade to React 16.4.1? Here’s how to fix it. Note, this is a rather time-sensitive post and will be obsolete once the 2.x version of create-react-app is released. But for now, it can help! Also I show you how to debug Jest tests. That part is still useful.
The first in a series of posts about Redux, the de-facto state storage engine for React, and how to integrate it with a React app. In this first article we make a case for Redux over passing props for events and data, and show a simple configuration.
When @WalmartLabs built Electrode, the React/Node.js application platform that powers the Walmart.com customer experience, performance was one of our primary concerns. React’s use of a virtual DOM and support for server-side rendering have earned it a reputation for speed, but in building our platform we encountered several unexpected performance bottlenecks. In this talk, we’ll discuss … Read More
A short tutorial on how to enable React JSX syntax checking in Visual Studio Code using ESLint.
In 2015, two years after its initial open source release, React took the position formerly held by Angular as the darling of the web. It’s used on some of the biggest sites in the world, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, Netflix, Airbnb, Uber, NFL, Dropbox, Asana, Atlassian, Khan Academy, Flipkart, Imgur, Reddit, Paypal, WalMart, WordPress, Wix, SquareSpace, etc.
Let’s be clear though: any UI you can build with React you can also build without React. React’s value proposition is that it simplifies your UI code, making it easier to build and maintain: it is declarative, component-based, uses one-way data flow, and has an API that most developers can become productive with in an afternoon. The people at Facebook have had so much success with it on the web that they thought – hey, wouldn’t it be great if we could write native mobile apps like this too? And so React Native was born, and the mobile development landscape will never look the same again.
React is a library for building user interfaces. Developers specify how an application “should look”, and React automatically updates the page when the underlying data changes. React is able to do this through a process we call “Reconciliation”. In this talk, I’ll describe how reconciliation works within React, and how we use it to enhance both performance and user experience. In addition to being conceptually interesting, understanding the reconciliation process will allow you to better optimize your own applications.