Not a full report of the conference, just my own quick notes.
- Redux is still awesome and we're probably not using enough of its power yet (enhancers, middlewares...). Dan Abramov released a second egghead.io video series to master it.
- I liked the cartoon guide to performance in React, (though I hoped for more performance tips)
- I hope someday I get involved in something requiring me to use the advices given in Vjeux's "Being successful at Open Source" talk :)
- The deep dive in Flow was interesting, especially as it showed how flow could be used for dead code elimination in the future
- Debugging flux applications in production was a great talk. The demo showed something incredible: automatically generated test data from results obtained in the redux devtools.
- I liked Cheng Lou's powerful talk on the Spectrum of Abstraction
- The Carte blanche demo was the stuff dreams are made of.
- Recompose looks cool
- React-Native is exciting, and certainly helps a lot, but building big apps for it is not "easy" yet (big lists are a problem that I'm currently experiencing)
- Falcor may be a better idea than GraphQL for simple data. Strong focus on the latter in the conference.
Overall I had a great time, though I guess I realized again how big the React ecosystem is getting. I'm interested in React, React-Native, and both client and server-side technologies, but I came expecting way more web front-end related content, and was kind of surprised by the strong focus on React-Native and GraphQL.
Will definitely be back next year.
Other stuff talked about at some point to check (in no particular order):
- recon-js - intelligence for React applications