After a brief summer hiatus, the React London monthly meet up made it’s way back to Skills Matter in Moorgate. Three very interesting talks followed....
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Free beer and pizza, developers, and maybe React talks? You’ve come to the right place! This month’s React London Meetup was held at Skillsmatter, CodeNode, which a great place for like minded developers to socialise, share their ideas and see the latest trends in the React community.
An evening of testing workflows and dynamically built forms awaited visitors to Code Node last Wednesday when the London React Meetup was once again in town. Tom Duncalf kicked things off by describing what he has found to be effective unit and integration testing strategies for React applications.
This month we were back at the London Facebook office for another brilliant London React Meetup. We had another full house with plenty of pizza, beer and React geekery.
Christmas is over and New Years resolutions have been made (and/or already broken?) but regardless of the sub zero temperatures, 250 developers flocked to Facebook's London HQ for the first London React Meetup of 2016. This month's topics covered React Native, Redux, testing with React & declarative coding with React.
With pizza eaten and beers in hand the Facebook auditorium was once again rammed for this months React.js meetup. We were incredibly excited and honoured to welcome Nick Schrock, Facebook Engineer & GraphQL co-creator, to give an extended talk on his creation – GraphQL.
I recently returned from React Europe 2015 where Facebook released GraphQL, it's been in production use at Facebook for several years. In a nutshell, a GraphQL API opposes REST and add-hoc endpoints, it allows a client to efficiently get all the data it needs in one network request, and it allows a developer to concisely and declaratively express their apps data requirements.
Every year since 1988 I’ve been saying “there’s never been a better time to be a software developer” and I expect to continue saying it for a long while yet. But it seems that the last year has been especially significant. Several incredibly exciting technologies have emerged recently that are changing everything.