Episode 66

RRU 065: useEffect The Good, the Bad, and the Gotchas


June 11th, 2019

41 mins 45 secs

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About this Episode



  • Lucas Reis
  • David Ceddia
  • Thomas Aylott
  • Justin Bennett


The panel starts by discussing if useEffect is a good API or a bad API. The problems that useEffect solves are considered. The panel agrees it is a much better abstraction where subscriptions are concerned. Suspense and data fetching is discussed, the panel considers what the react team has in store concerning data fetching. The panel discusses what it was like to be a beginner to React and how using React is not an intuitive language. The panel shares some of their mistakes with useEffect, and try to consider useEffect from a beginners perspective. The panel gives advice for using hooks.



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