SI Seminar by Valerie Burgener

Software Institute

Date: 19 May 2022 / 16:30 - 17:30

React 101

React is a component-based framework in JavaScript to create user interfaces and it’s still growing in adoption and Dev Tools download rate. Looking at growth charts reveals: That thing is - justified or not - really popular. This leads to more usage, more people doing mistakes, and more demand for React-based applications. Therefore it can’t hurt to learn a bit more about React (even if it’s just to have a more informed opinion on why you want to stay away from it). This talk will provide a general overview of the framework, look into some common misconceptions, boil an easter egg, present react design patterns, and offer a quick look into React frameworks such as Create React App, Next.js, and the freshman Remix.

Valerie Burgener is a Junior R&D Engineer at CodeLounge, the center for software research & development (R&D, part of the Software Institute at USI Lugano. She completed the Master of Science in Software and Data Engineering offered by the Software Institute in 2020 and she loves to explore new programming languages, frameworks and diving into foreign domains.

Chair: Antonio Mastropaolo

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In February 2019, the Software Institute started its SI Seminar Series. Every Thursday afternoon, a researcher of the Institute will publicly give a short talk on a software engineering argument of their choice. Examples include, but are not limited to novel interesting papers, seminal papers, personal research overview, discussion of preliminary research ideas, tutorials, and small experiments.

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