Ben AndersonBrian Holt

Best Practices and Components with React

Date: This event took place live on March 26 2015

Presented by: Ben Anderson, Brian Holt

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes.

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Hosted By: Simon St. Laurent, Peter Cooper

This April, our Web platform conference Fluent returns to San Francisco for its fourth year. In addition to our continued, core focus on JavaScript and HTML5, we also look at a broader scope of tools and technologies driving the Web, including how the Web is affecting mobile development.

In this free online conference, attendees will get a taste of React:

First Steps Toward React Best Practices
Brian Holt

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Since the React community is relatively new, the idea of React best practices is still being defined. Here at reddit we have had several React apps in production for several months now. We have coded them with a few different methodologies and we have arrived at some core, best practices as a result of this battle-won knowledge. Since we learned a lot of this through trial and error, we would love to share with the community our best practices in an effort to impart these lessons without the pain of experiencing them and to further the dialog surrounding React best practices.

Brian will be presenting at O'Reilly's Web Platform 2015 Conference -Fluent, April 20-22, in San Francisco.

We'll talk about:

  1. React, its purpose, and why you may want to use it.
  2. Some battle-won React best practices as a result of having React code in production
  3. This weird, cool, new JavaScript dialect called JSX and why you want it.

About Brian Holt

Brian Holt is lucky enough to be a front-end dev for reddit, a job he got in large part due to his participation in Fluent Conf 2013. He gets paid to write JavaScript to help you gain deep, meaningful insight, have passionate discourse, and look at cat pictures for hour. When not in front of the glowing front of his laptop, you can find Brian playing with his wife Niki and puppy Luna, travelling, eating Vietnamese food, and probably checking reddit on his phone. Yeah, he still slacks off at work by looking at reddit.

Twitter: @holtbt

Reactive, Component-based UIs with React
Ben Anderson

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Managing UI complexity is hard. State exists on the server, in browser memory and in the DOM, all mutating over time. Keeping it in sync is easy at first, but as you dial up the interactivity things get buggy and fragile. Is there a simpler way? We'll look at building apps that minimize mutable state and embrace a simpler, functional event/data flow with Facebook's React.

Ben will be presenting at O'Reilly's Web Platform 2015 Conference -Fluent, April 20-22, in San Francisco.


About Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson has been creating things on the web for more than 14 years, driven by a strong belief in the open web platform and enthusiasm for open source. Currently, the combination of full-stack Javascript along with a dash of Ruby on Rails provide me with the best tools to accomplish those goals

Twitter: @ben_anderson

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