Breaking the 'useEffect' Habit

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Do you or a loved one suffer from the all to common practice of 'useEffect'? Have you re-rendered more times than you can count? Are you ready to revolutionize your React code?
Explore how to optimize performance, streamline your code, and reduce errors by challenging the conventional use of 'useEffect'.
Inspired by the React Docs themselves, this talk will guide you through common 'useEffect' scenarios, demonstrating powerful alternatives to enhance your codebase. Embrace simplicity and elevate your React development skills with us!
"You might not need an effect... Removing unnecessary Effects will make your code easier to follow, faster to run, and less error-prone."
Believe it or not, that intro is taken straight from the React Docs!

22 min
15 Nov, 2023

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Mike North discusses breaking the use-effect habit in React and explores alternative approaches to improve maintainability, flexibility, and code simplicity.

1. Breaking the use-effect habit

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In this part, Mike North, senior software engineer and owner of React Rally, discusses breaking the use-effect habit in React. He explores alternative approaches to use-effect that can improve maintainability, flexibility, and code simplicity.

Hey everyone, I'm Mike North, senior software engineer and owner and organizer of React Rally, another React conference, so if you're enjoying your time here, there's lots of community conferences. I'm involved in a lot of meetups, have been running those for a few years. Anything to stay involved with the community is kind of what gets me excited.

So jumping right into it. Okay. My talk is going to go over breaking the use-effect habit. So use-effect, probably most common, most go-to hook in all of React. We're going to look at maybe some different ways to think about use-effect and some other ways to approach use-effect that's going to give us some more maintainability, a little bit more flexibility and just some simpler code in general.

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