Episode 11

RRU 011: Simple React Patterns with Lucas Reis


May 15th, 2018

1 hr 56 secs

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About this Episode


  • Charles Max Wood
  • Cory House

Special Guests: Lucas Reis

In this episode of React Round Up, the panel discusses simple React patterns with Lucas Reis. Lucas works as a senior front-end developer at Zocdoc and previously worked in Brazil for an ecommerce company called B2W. He recently wrote a blog post about simple React patterns that really took off and became popular on the web. They talk about this blog post, what defines a successful pattern, and then they discuss the different patterns that he has discovered in his years of React programming.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Lucas intro
  • Tries to write blog posts as much as possible
  • Simple React Patterns blog post
  • React
  • What does he mean by “successful” patterns?
  • Three things that define good patterns
  • Define successful?
  • The mix component
  • The Container/Branch/View pattern
  • First successful pattern he has found
  • Separation of concerns
  • Common concern: are we worried about mixing concerns?
  • If/else
  • Can you encapsulate in the view?
  • Pattern matching
  • React loadable
  • You need to think of 3 states at least
  • Higher-order component
  • Render props
  • And much, much more!






  • Percy
  • Be studying the languages and be inspired!