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Yay Summer! We are excited to showcase our summer Meetup on July 23rd. Don't forget to invite your friends as we are welcoming a new speaker James Pemberton from Centare, along with an audience favorite Steven Hicks.
Topics are Isolating Your Legos With React, GraphQL, and Relay, and Moving Web Apps out of the Browser. See you at 5 pm on July 23rd!
Moving Web Apps out of the Browser
Isolating Your Legos With React, GraphQL, and Relay
React has reframed how we think about UI. Instead of controllers, we now think in components. It's like we have a crate full of Legos we can use to build our app.
We've moved our styles into our components. We're breaking our components into the appropriate sizes. But there's one last problem that keeps us from our ideal Lego app world: interaction with an API. Which Lego blocks should load the data? How do we keep parent blocks from managing too much API state? What happens when a block suddenly needs the same data as its sibling? The boundaries of our components become blurry. Our API-based state management requires a lot of planning and management, and it still feels like we get it wrong.
In this talk, I'll show you how we're using GraphQL and Relay at Artsy to isolate our Lego blocks better. Imagine explicitly declaring which data a component needs. Imagine using a tool to combine and optimize all the data requests from our Lego blocks. Imagine the tool automatically injecting the right data into the right places. It's not all sunshine and rainbows, but GraphQL and Relay can help you build better components.
Meet the Speakers!
Steve embraces continuous improvement and believes that a developer's job is to solve problems, not just write code. He is a speaker, a writer, a teacher, a learner, and a teammate.
When he isn't talking to the duck or smooshing 1s and 0s, you can find Steve outside. He's probably camping with his family, racing a triathlon, running trails, or climbing fake rocks.
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