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Module Federation | Ep.#18

Module Federation | Ep.#18
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Module Federation | Ep.#18

In the 18th episode of the React Native Show Podcast, Łukasz Chludziński, Paweł Trysła, and Zack Jackson talk about Module Federation in Webpack and Re.Pack. They also discuss some of the buzzwords related to this type of architecture, for example, super apps and micro frontends.

About our guest

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Zack Jackson – Principal Engineer at lululemon, maintainer of Webpack, and creator of Module Federation.

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Paweł Trysła – software engineer and creator of Re.Pack. A huge fan of Electron, functional programming, and RxJS. 

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What's inside this Episode?

Let’s dive into the topic of module federation! This time our host, Łukasz Chludziński, invited two experts – Zack Jackson, the creator of Webpack, and Paweł Trysła, who is the brain behind Re.Pack. 

Paweł was already a guest in one of our podcast episodes, where he talked extensively about bringing Webpack to React Native. If you want to know more about Re.Pack, take a listen!

Pawel joined us for this episode because the new version of Re.Pack, Re.Pack 3.0 was released in September. It includes a new API for Module Federation in React Native and long-awaited documentation. 

In this episode we focus on Module Federation – an answer to, uh, complexity of publishing shared common code in the NPM packages. 

To make this talk a comprehensive take on Module Federation on mobile and web, we invited Zack Jackson. Zack elaborated on how he got involved in Webpack and how he came up with the crazy idea of Module Federation. 

In this episode, Zack, Paweł, and Łukasz discuss:

  • Webpack similarities in web and mobile,
  • the use cases of Module Federation on the web, and how it helps solve organizational agility problems,
  • the idea behind bringing Webpack to React Native ecosystem and incorporating Module Federation,
  • the use cases of Module Federation in the mobile application world, and
  • the common pitfalls of Module Federation. 

In the end, our hosts and his guests discuss the buzzwords:

  • Super apps
  • micro frontends, and
  • distributed systems. 

Enjoy the episode!

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