Registration & Breakfast
Devon Lindsey, Eric Sauter, Adam Wolff, Nicolas Gallagher and Cole Voss
Andy Matuschak, Vivian Cromwell, Vivek Patel, Maria Hollweck, Kyle Matthews, Eric Vlad Vicenti, Andres Suarez, Jake Taylor, Ken Wheeler and Scott Kyle
Lightning talks continued...
Elie Rotenberg, Leland Richardson, Nikolay Bachiyski, Gabe Scholz and Zak El Fassi
Food, Drinks, and Q&A with the React/RN/Relay/GraphQL teams
Food & Drinks at the Conference Venue again
In the last few years, React has exploded in popularity, now supporting hundreds of thousands of developers on the web. React also lies at the heart of React Native, which has made it easier than ever to build native mobile apps.
On the React team, we're continually making performance and stability improvements so that React can be a strong foundation. But in our role of helping developers build high-quality products quickly, what new opportunities for React do we see in the future? In this talk, hear about the latest challenges we're facing at Facebook, how React might be able to help solve them in the future, and how we think about developing React.
Plain text is boring. At Facebook, we want to give our users the ability to add mentions, emoticons, hashtags, styles, and embedded media within the content they share. The result is that nearly every input on Facebook requires rich text features.
As UI engineers, we want to provide our product teams with the tools to implement and expand upon these features without pushing them into the contentEditable pit of despair.
This talk will dive into the details of how we used React, ImmutableJS, and yes, contentEditable, to create an editor framework that enables engineers to build and customize rich text composition experiences across Facebook.
I'm going to walk you through the wilds of data handling in react. I call it “the wilds” because when you first look at the landscape, it seems to be overflowing with an untamed profusion of different options. The boundaries between these options aren't clear, and it's hard to see why you'd want to pick any one in particular.
When you look closer, you'll see that it's actually easier to navigate than you might think. You just need a good guide.
React Native brought the web's enviable debug cycle to mobile, without needing to sacrifice native UI to get there. While this makes for an amazing dev experience, your apps are still ultimately distributed through stores, and therefore, can’t immediately take advantage of the same release agility that is typically associated with web dev. But that doesn't have to be the case!
Whether you are doing distributions within your team, amongst your clients or to your entire consumer base, getting improvements out to users as quickly as possible, and monitoring its impact on usage/satisfaction, can be critical to success. This talk will show how easy it can be to setup an automated build pipeline and release continous app deployments via services like VSTS, HockeyApp and CodePush.
After a short moment in the 90s, Virtual Reality faded away. Now in 2016, VR is coming back in a big way. Games are leading the charge, but with millions of headsets pouring into the marketplace over the next few years, how can React web and app developers get involved? Can React even handle the screaming-fast performance requirements of VR? Spoiler: it can.
Flipkart Lite is Progressive Web App built with React, Flux, and Service Workers. This talk will deep dive into how we developed a high-performance mobile web app at scale, by devising a new architecture and taking an unconventional approach to server-side rendering with React.
Hear how React and Flux Stores helped us speed up rendering and how we heavily optimized React Components to achieve 60fps scrolling and interactions. In conjunction with this, learn how we utilized Service Workers to eliminate all network latencies on repeat visits. The result was an immersive and smooth web app that worked seamlessly even on low-end mobile devices and 2g connections.
As a belated gift, I’ve created a physical, standalone version of Jeopardy. Featuring React as the project’s interface, an Arduino and a node app running on a Raspberry Pi create an engaging and unique user experience. The presentation highlights React’s potential to respond to input beyond the mouse, including touch, physical buttons, and speech recognition.
Gestures, Graphs, and Gaffes.
React Native Infinite List Done Right
Oy vey! Email templating with React
React Native: Lessons Learned After Migrating an App from iOS to Android
Gatsby, a React.js Static Site Generator
Nuclide hacks for React Native development
Hotter than Hot Reload - Building Native Mobile Apps with Fuse
Building the Walmart iOS pharmacy with React Native
A New Way to Persist & Query Data in React Native
With React Native, mobile developers are able to increase both their productivity and scope of work. The cross-platform technology is fantastic for teams building for Android and iOS, and developers can take ownership of products & features instead of single-platform implementations.
At Exponent we've extended this idea to include both products and infrastructure. I'll talk a bit about how we apply this to our software development and the benefits and challenges of growing full-stack developers into cross-stack mobile developers who are responsible for Android and iOS.
gl-react is a universal library for implementing advanced filters and effects on top of images, videos, text or any VDOM Content (such as UI Views) - without having to deal with the imperative and low-level OpenGL and WebGL APIs. Because they are defined as simple React components, complex arrangements can be composed using the VDOM descriptive paradigm.
gl-react hides OpenGL's statefulness and exposes its greatest functional feature: GLSL (an expressive 'functional rendering' language) and its rendering pipeline that runs on the GPU. Effects such as blur, saturation, color rotation and tinting, image composition, noise,... can all be implemented easily. But OpenGL is extremely powerful, unlocking the potential for spectacular effects and UI components: image deformation, localized blur using depth map, normal map effects, and more.
Managing client-side state is pretty easy for TodoMVC, but soon after you move beyond that, your app can quickly get brittle, discouraging re-use and significantly complicating maintenance. I will give an overview of a few of the libraries/frameworks that have appeared recently that try to address this problem, show how each of them looks when used in the React context, and then discuss advantages, disadvantages, common patterns, and what we can learn.
A React Native Restrospective
Buzz: A Distributed, Event-Sourced GraphQL Server
React Native for Web
Performance and declarative, functional programming are at odds in the minds of many developers. At Netflix, we have an especially challenging performance target to hit. This talk will explore how we managed to take an unflinching stand on a completely declarative React based architecture while maintaining 100ms key-input and 60fps on the 600mhz single-core devices in your living room.
We'll talk about how and why we adhered to principles like no refs, no observation, no mixins or inheritance, immutable hierarchical state, declarative data via Falcor, and top-down-rendering. While some of these principles can actually help performance, we'll share how we mitigated others in order to hit our tough performance targets without compromising.
GraphQL is quite powerful, but why create our schemas in JS if our backend is in a different language? (Python, PHP/Hack, Ruby, Scala...)
We will do a quick overview of the different GraphQL implementations and focus on Graphene, the main GraphQL Framework for Python that permits setup a GraphQL server and schema in the blink of an eye.
Applications inevitably get new features over time. While number of features might grow linearly, the increase in coupling across parts of the application is usually exponential and slows down app initialization and degrades performance. We obviously want richer applications, but not necessarily at the cost of performance.
Instead of compromising by choosing one over the other, we've been building abstractions and infrastructure to improve performance, even in the face of increasing complexity. By incrementally loading parts of our application and reducing work required for application initialization, we can significantly simplify and speed up startup. This talk explores some of Facebook's efforts to make initialization faster for large and growing React applications.
Elm takes rethinking best practices even further by asking what a modern language designed for productive development should look like.
Signals and the Elm Architecture help you compose large complex applications out of small, understandable pieces. Elm's powerful type system and emphasis on pure functions and immutable data make refactoring and maintaining large applications faster and easier.
Elm and React share common ideas, and creating a new language helps Elm leverage those ideas in to a better development experience. Learn how Elm can make you a better React developer, and maybe, just maybe, take the plunge in to trying Elm yourself.
React Native has seen an impressive adoption since its open-sourcing. Our goal is to make it easier for developers to write awesome native apps and we believe that performance is a prerequisite for a great user experience. We'll go over some of the tools that we use to find and fix performance issues in React Native code, and share some tips and optimisations that you can use to make your own apps faster.
But it's even more clear when looking at the post-React libraries, which use functional programming concepts to provide powerful architectures for state management. In this talk, I'll show how we can steal some of the best ideas from Om, Cycle, and Elm, and use them in our React applications.
Protect your DOM from tampering with React tree obfuscation
Testing Your React Components
The Road to Open Source (wp-calypso)
Weighing the benefits of RxJS in React applications
6 Year olds discovering React Native