Bryan Hughes
Bryan Hughes
Bryan Hughes is a staff frontend engineer at Patreon, long-time member of the Node.js and NodeBots communities, and tech activist. Bryan is the creator of Raspi IO which provides Raspberry Pi support for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Bryan also created RVL, a distributed wireless LED lighting system designed for festivals, Reduxology, a library that makes React+Redux easier to use, and Aquarium Control, a Raspberry Pi based system for controlling lights and monitoring temperature of his aquarium. Outside of tech, Bryan is an active member of the LGTBQ community, a photographer, pianist, and a wine aficionado.
React Summit US 2023React Summit US 2023
Taming the State Management Dragon
We spend a lot of time discussing which state library we should use, and fair. There are quite a few, from the common one everyone uses and loves to hate on, to that one quirky alternative, to several up and comers. However, discussing which library is best puts the cart before the horse.
When figuring out how to handle state, we should first ask ourselves: what different categories of state do we need? What are the constraints of each category? How do they relate to each other? How do they relate to the outside world? How do we keep them from becoming a giant, brittle ball of yarn? And more.
This might sound overwhelming, but never fear! In this talk, I'll walk you through how to answer these questions, and how craft an approachable, maintainable, and scalable state system. And yes, I will talk about how to pick a state management library too.
JSNation 2023JSNation 2023
24 min
What We Owe to Each Other
Open source has won, and it's the center of gravity for our community. Whether we're contributors to open source projects, commercial product engineers, companies, developer advocates, or something else, we're all a part of this community. And we owe it to each other, and to ourselves, to leave the community better than we found it.
But how do we do that? What responsibilities do companies have to the community? Or developer advocates? Or OSS contributors? How are we failing those responsibilities, and how can we do better?
In short, what do we owe to each other? Let's find out.