React Alicante 2017 #ReactAlicante #React.js #JavaScript

React Alicante 2017 #ReactAlicante #React.js #JavaScript

  • With an attendance of over 250 and a wide range of the latest and greatest from the React world, React Alicante delivered some interesting topics ranging from React Native all the way to GraphQL.
  • While I really do see the value in documenting your React components for large scale projects I can also see its value being diminished somewhat for smaller scale projects as the time spent building a system of UI documentation with Storybook while also having to write tests specifically for that…
  • Possibly one the most interesting talks at the conference was by Nikolas Burk, His talk (Building a realtime chat app with GraphQL) was extremely engaging.
  • A talk by Erik Rasmussen labelled A practical guide to Redux Form was very interesting and made me rethink my current system of form validation using React and Redux.
  • Erik is the creator of Redux Form and he outlined how this library provides an easier way to manage the various state changes of a dynamic form.

Last weekend I attended React Alicante. Its the first of its type set in Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca. It delivered some interesting topics ranging from

Last weekend I attended React Alicante. Its the first of its type set in Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca.

With an attendance of over 250 and a wide range of the latest and greatest from the React world, React Alicante delivered some interesting topics ranging from React Native all the way to GraphQL.

In this post, I want to cover the talks that stood out most to me, bearing in mind that there was a lot more covered throughout the event outside what I mention here.

If any of the following talks perk your interest and your not familiar with the ways of React.js you might find it useful to get started with this.

Marie-Laure Thuret had an awesome talk regarding React Storybook. She demonstrated how you can use this development environment to document your UI components while testing and toggling various props and actions to see their effects.

Storybook provides a dashboard where you can manipulate various states and props in your application to see the outcome reflected in your desired documented component.

I found it even more intriguing when I saw how Airbnb had implemented it in order to document their own UI components.

While I really do see the value in documenting your React components for large scale projects I can also see its value…

React Alicante 2017