This January 24th we gathered for another React London meetup. Pizza and drinks brought us joy and warmth while Facebook’s office got packed with hundreds of developers excited for a great round of talks.
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What a whirlwind of a trip to Paris. The badgers are back in London after three days of meeting ReactJS developers, hastily starring cool GitHub repos, and having a few too many at the Frog. As a relative newcomer to React it was fascinating to hear about how much the ecosystem and community have grown in just a year.
This was my first React dedicated conference, and to be honest I had my reservations. There is only so much you can fit into a single topic. One day single track conf turned out to be quite diverse to keep the attention all the way. As usual I was keeping random notes from the event. All notes and ideas are originated from talks, but are not necessarily direct quotes.
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.
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.