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React Native is still the relatively new kid on the block. This talk addresses some common problems faced by newcomers to the platform, and the libraries experienced React Native devs use to navigate those problems. We'll discuss topics including Styling, Navigation, Animation, Push Notifications, Maps, Deployment, and more! This is a great opportunity for React Native newbies and intermediates to learn about what to expect from the platform and some industry-standard solutions. Mitch is an engineer and entrepreneur at Hexient Labs. He's a software junkie focused on React, React Native, and Node. He's launched 5 production React Native apps and is a frequent Meetup attendee and speaker. *** LIGHTNING TALK *** TBA by Marcus Molchany
“A dream of artificial intelligence is to build systems that can write computer programs.” - "DeepCoder: Learning to Write Programs" The more you code, the more you’ll find yourself re-implementing something that you or another developer has built before. You might start to feel a bit robotic — How many more times do I need to handle “isLoading” in my component state? Do I really need to write another reducer that just filters a list of stuff? How did I implement this before, and should I just copy-paste what I did then? In this talk, we’ll revisit what it means to write declarative code in React, and see how a declarative approach to your entire system can reduce repetitive code. Whether you’re just getting started by copying and pasting React code samples, or you’re a seasoned developer looking to refactor an application, thinking critically about declarative systems can optimize how you write code by helping you write programs that write themselves. We’ll cover examples in specific tools and APIs like Redux, Hooks and Create React App to highlight methods for reducing repetition like: * Abstracting away reusable logic * Using libraries that reduce boilerplate * Using code generators to automate away writing boilerplate And finally, we’ll touch on when it’s okay to leave in some repetition — in other words, how to find the right balance between abstraction and the developer experience. After all, we don’t have robot colleagues writing React apps (yet.) *** Lightning Talk by Christopher *** TBD...