Building Pieces, Assembling Applications – Using WebPack to code split, lazy load, and deliver more performant apps

Mike Labriola presented “Building Pieces, Assembling Applications” to the Chicago React meetup on September 30th, 2020. If you want to learn more about how to split apart your application and reassemble it for lazy loading, code splitting, and better performance, the recording is available on YouTube. Mike structured the presentation as a practical code walkthrough…

How to Manage Multiple Data Visualizations in a React App Using KendoReact and React Hooks

In this article, we’re going to add scaffolding for our React and Progress KendoReact application. We’ll use KendoReact’s view layout functionality to house multiple different views. Let’s pick up from where we left the application last time. Our last installment left us with this rather plain-looking series of static bar charts: Today we’re going to…

React Wednesdays – On Mental Models and How to Learn React Application Development with Obed Parlapiano

On Wednesday, September 30th, 2020, we spoke with Obed Parlapiano about his popular React blog series on Mental Models. A mental model is a concept used to reason about a system or process. Obed wrote up visual representations along with crisp descriptions of several critical parts of React application development. The recording of our broadcast,…

React Wednesday – How the Hermes JavaScript engine makes React Native apps Faster and Leaner

On September 16th, 2020, we spoke with Facebook React Native and Oculus team members about the Hermes JavaScript engine. Hermes is an alternative for JavaScriptCore on Android. The design of the Hermes engine produces applications with a smaller disk footprint and less memory consumption. The use of Hermes is optional. You can switch your React…