Episode 16

RRU 016: React, Redux, and JavaScript Architecture with James Sinclair

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  • Charles Max Wood
  • Sia Karamalegos
  • Nader Dabit

Special Guests: Jared Palmer

In this episode of React Round Up, the panel discusses the article React, Redux, and JavaScript Architecture with the author James Sinclair. James is a web developer in Australia and he works at Squiz were he focuses on building a digital web place. They talk about his article and why he chose to write it, where he falls on the whole Redux debate, how to convince people to come to Redux, and much more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • James intro
  • React, Redux, and JavaScript Architecture
  • Why were the people you are working with wary of leaving JavaScript?
  • jQuery
  • Great article on explaining why we use React
  • Why React can be fast
  • Is your team now moving to React or have they already moved over?
  • Where do you fall on the Redux debate?
  • Redux’s “disadvantages” are actually advantages
  • What is your current stack of choice?
  • Downshift
  • Conditioner.js
  • Most React tutorials assume you’re working on a single-page web app
  • Sprinkles of jQuery
  • Learning Redux helps to learn in a more functional way
  • Functional programming as an influence to learn Redux
  • Managing state
  • How do you convince someone to learn Redux?
  • Thoughts on GraphQL
  • Apollo Server and Prisma
  • Stimulus
  • Apollo Link State
  • And much, much more!





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