Episode 12

RRU 012: The Future of Higher Order Components and Render Props with Paul Gray


May 22nd, 2018

36 mins 52 secs

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Special Guests: Paul Gray

In this episode of React Round Up, the panel discusses the future of higher order components and render props with Paul Gray. Paul is a software developer at an educational technology company called Learning Objects. They have a learning platform there that helps instructional designers create better contents. They talk about how he got into programming and React, when you would want to use HOCs and render props, and chainable components.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Paul intro
  • React
  • How long have you been working with React?
  • How did you get into programming?
  • TI-89 Calculators in high school
  • Software engineering degree in college
  • Big fan of HOCs when they came out
  • Chainable components
  • Chainable components API
  • Promises
  • Anatomy of render prop components
  • TypeScript
  • async/await GitHub Gist
  • Use cases
  • Tool to share reusable code in React
  • How long has this been in the works?
  • With State
  • Mapp
  • Chain function
  • Functional Programming
  • Functional Programming in Scala by Paul Chiusano
  • And much, much more!