Mike Grabowski: Compared to its alternatives, React is what makes React Native shine

.@grabbou: Compared to its alternatives, #ReactJS is what makes React Native shine

  • We have special weekly meetings of every open source project team which makes it easy to join any time.
  • We plan to make it public at some point, so that it’s not only transparent for folks what we are up to, but also easy to join and help us deliver for better tomorrow.Does the focus on modern technology stack help Callstack acquire more clients?It is just one of the…
  • What they are looking for is to solve specific problems that they have, and right now, the best answer to this problem is: Use React Native.What’s the best use case for choosing React Native over fully native applications?If you have an app that’s already written in React and looking into…
  • There are hundreds of other, perfectly legitimate use cases, to go with React Native.Have you experienced React license issues bothering your clients?No.What do you think is the future web and mobile development?That really depends on vendors.
  • I am paying attention to the way Kotlin evolves on other platforms as well as Flutter, that unlike React Native, uses its own rendering engine and compiles ahead of time.Are you excited about speaking at React Day Berlin?Yeah, totally!

Because Mike is going to speak about animation in React Native at React Day Berlin on December 2, we asked him a couple of questions about his experience with the technology and his current position…

How would you introduce yourself?I’m Mike and I am CTO at Callstack — company that I’ve co-founded to support developers in writing cross-platform software. I am on a React Native core team, where I work on tools and releases in particular.How did you end up being a developer?Back in high school, my father asked me to do him a favour and create an HTML template for a website he was just about to launch. That was a link dictionary, as he was into SEO that time. He put his work online and other folks from SEO community started approaching me to do similar themes for them. That was my first business, as a self-employed freelancer.What does it mean to be a Head of Open Source in a company?It means to inspire others to work together, for a better community. At Callstack, I help to structure our open source (and software in general) strategy for the upcoming months, including what projects we will be contributing to and what libraries we are to work on. We have special weekly meetings of every open source project team which makes it easy to join any time. We plan to make it public at some point, so that it’s not only transparent for folks what we are up to, but also easy to join and help us deliver for better tomorrow.Does the focus on modern technology stack help Callstack acquire more clients?It is just one of the ways we pursue our mission — to help developers and business launch…

Mike Grabowski: Compared to its alternatives, React is what makes React Native shine