React Round Up

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

206 episodes of React Round Up since the first episode, which aired on March 6th, 2018.

  • Next Steps for Next JS with Tom Norton - RRU 170

    January 26th, 2022  |  44 mins 5 secs

    Next JS is next in line, but are you ready for it? In this episode, the Roundup rascals team up with Tom Norton, a software developer who’s as excited about Next JS as they are. They discuss the pros and cons, why it’s superior to apps like Gatsby, and why Tom believes studying accessibility is PARAMOUNT for the future.

  • Libraries and State Machines in 2022 - RRU 169

    January 19th, 2022  |  50 mins 17 secs

    A new year brings new libraries and state machines, so if you’d rather not be confused, this episode’s for you. In this one, the team covers React’s most significant improvements, how to avoid losing your mind over state machines, and what libraries to peruse in 2022.

  • The Great Gatsby with Queen Raae - REACT 168

    January 12th, 2022  |  45 mins 40 secs

    Interested to learn more about this “Great Gatsby”? How does it differ from others, and where is the industry headed? Time for a meeting with the Queen! In this episode, the React team sits down with Queen Benedicte Raae, a software developer and overall coding wizard. They discuss the ONE feature of Gatsby that makes it so beginner friendly, what Queen Raae learned from her years of Wordpress and web building, and where they believe the conversation of “no-code vs code everything” is headed.

  • Nailing Your Interview with Paige Niedringhaus - REACT 167

    January 5th, 2022  |  50 mins 19 secs

    So, you’ve followed up with a recruiter and have an interview scheduled tomorrow. Not sure what to do next besides print your resume? Don’t fret! In this episode, the guys sit down with Paige Niedringhaus to discuss the fundamentals of nailing your interview. They lay out the interview red flags that should scare you to your core, how to escape the “application blackhole”, and why the “STAR Method” is incredible for leaving an awesome impression.

    “If you don’t feel like you qualify, apply anyway. If it sounds interesting, just apply.”

    • Paige Niedringhaus

    In This Episode:
    For real, though: Bootcamp or CS degree?
    The interview red flags that should make you run far, far away
    Why Paige focuses on her post-interview recovery and how to never take rejection personally
    How Paige escaped the “application blackhole” and stood out from her colleagues
    If you want to make a compelling argument for your experience, use the “STAR Method” to leave the interviewer asking for more

    Links Mentioned:
    Svelte Kit -
    Rich Harris hired to Vercel - Vercel welcomes Rich Harris, creator of Svelte – Vercel
    Lit HTML - lit-html

    Roundtable Picks:
    TJ - Motion One library :
    Jack - Crafting Interpreters book -
    Paige - Recharts.js chart library:

    Connect with Paige:

  • 3 Fundamental Pillars You Need to Succeed as an Entrepreneur - BONUS

    December 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Mani has summarized hundreds of business books that outline how to build, grow, and operate a business and he shares his expertise with Chuck and the listeners in this special episode.

    Chuck and Mani discuss what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. They talk about their businesses on a regular basis and Chuck's been getting a lot of requests for entrepreneurship help.

    He and Mani talk about the 3 primary things that add momentum to your business and help you keep the momentum up when setbacks come your way.

  • Going Deep on Next.js ft. Atila Fassina - RRU 166

    December 15th, 2021  |  47 mins 5 secs
  • React vs Svelte ft. Jack Franklin - RRU 165

    December 9th, 2021  |  45 mins 51 secs

    Jack Franklin joins the Round Up from Google who wrote a side project using both React and Svelte. He breaks down the differences between the two frameworks and what he likes about each.

    In many ways, Svelte gets out of your way and is a lot of fun to use. However, React does give you some features that make development very nice.

  • React Native for Web ft. Giuseppe Gurgone - RRU 164

    December 1st, 2021  |  48 mins 47 secs

    Giuseppe Gurgone joins the round up to discuss React Native for Web and how you can build one application with React Native and deploy it to the web and mobile.

    He and the panel go in depth on React Native and the ins and outs of using it to build web applications as well.

  • BONUS: How to do LARGE Volumes of HIGH Quality Work - While Spending Fewer Hours Working

    November 25th, 2021  |  47 mins 22 secs

    Mani provides us with strategies and tactics to get Deep Work time and how to get our minds into that focused state for hours at a time.

  • Modernizing Your React Apps with TypeScript ft. Chris Frewin - RRU 163

    November 24th, 2021  |  40 mins 21 secs

    Chris Frewin joins the round up to discuss the project he worked on for a month and re-organized the code to bring it up to the state of the art.

    He discusses how to bring in TypeScript and the process for bringing TypeScript's and React's newer features into the application one step at a time.

  • How to Organize Your React App ft. Tania Rascia - RRU 162

    November 10th, 2021  |  48 mins 6 secs

    Tania Rascia joins the round up to discuss how to organize your code across files, directories, components, and repos within your React app. The panel chimes in with what they've seen and clarify how these approaches effect the overall application functionality of your app.

  • What Skills Should We Learn Over the Holidays? - RRU 161

    November 3rd, 2021  |  59 mins 1 sec

    The panel puts their heads together to discuss the different skills and areas of interest they would like to spend time learning or would recommend that you spend time on this year as the holidays approach.