React Conf 2024 Highlights: Speakers Interviews

Learn more about the announcements made at React Conf 2024 from Andrew Clark, Mofei Zhang, Kent C Dodds, Josh Story, and Evan Bacon.

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Watch time:
44:51
Guests:
Andrew Clark
Andrew Clark
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Mofei Zhang
Mofei Zhang
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Kent C Dodds
Kent C Dodds
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Jost Story
Jost Story
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Evan Bacon
Evan Bacon
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Welcome to the 38th episode of The React Native Show Podcast recorded at React Conf 2024 in Henderson, Nevada. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the conference co-hosted by Callstack and Meta and tune in to the interviews with this year’s speakers:

  • Andrew Clark - Software Engineer at Vercel
  • Mofei Zhang - Software Engineer at Meta
  • Kent C Dodds - Software Engineer Educator
  • Josh Story - Software Engineer at Vercel
  • Evan Bacon - Engineering Manager at Expo 

Topics covered

We dive deep into React 19's latest features with Andrew Clark, discussing class and functional components, refs, and Server Actions. We also answer whether you should use React Compiler with React 18 and below.

We explore the evolution and future of the React Compiler with Mofei Zhang, who elaborates on its compatibility with React 19, explains how to use it with older codebases, and sheds light on its future. 

Kent C. Dodds takes us through the intricacies of building frameworks from scratch and the benefits of React Server Components. 

Josh Story discusses streaming, server-side rendering, and the trade-offs between compatibility and reliability. He also gives some tips for freshly minted React developers. 

Finally, Evan Bacon showcases Expo's work integrating React Server Components into universal apps, highlighting the seamless experience of multi-platform development. 

Resources

React Conf 2024 stream — day 1

React Conf 2024 stream — day 2

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