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React Podcast

By Michael Chan

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Conversations about React with your favorite developers.

Customer Reviews

Love What The Guests Have To Say, But...

The host is realllllly hard to deal with. I feel like his responses and even some of the questions he asks don't make sense, and he's always trying to wrap it around to his own experience or React Router instead of trying to really understand the POV of the guest.

The addition of the cohost has been great - the questions he ask are thoughtful and interesting.

I'll continue to listen to the podcast because the guests are wonderful and I learn a lot. I just hope the host continues to evolve his approach.

Listen to your guest

I loved hearing Nicolas' thoughts, but your responses were hard to swallow.

Most saliently, you called his framework "React Native Web" over and over again despite him saying "React Native for Web" every single time. It's literally in quotes on his github page. Whatever you thought the framework's name was going into the interview, and for whatever reason you thought it, when your guest describes their own work with one name USE THAT NAME.

You also confused his statements frequently and put words in his mouth that he didn't say.

For example, he clearly said his problem with the CSS framework replacing the Style object was that it would add overhead, not that it would make low-level styling impossible (no web framework has that power unless it's malicious). His point was that if you're writing a framework that does low-level CSS operations under one paradigm (React Native for Web), it's wasteful to load an entirely different framework that does the same work under a different paradigm (CSS framework). It was awkward hearing him at first correct you ("I'm not saying it's a bad abstraction") and then just resign himself to your inability to get what he was saying ("Sure, it's possible [it makes things impossible]").

I'm just a lowly web developer with little React experience and I was frustrated. I can only imagine what it would be like for people more knowledgeable or involved. Please, either listen better, or after the interview ask the interviewee if they'd like you to preamble the podcast with any corrections of what you said.


I say all this with a genuine desire to enjoy future episodes of your podcast. ✌️

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