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“When I started React Native, everyone I talked to was like you need the primitives to be platform specific, otherwise this is too crazy, everyone’s tried the cross-platform dream – it doesn’t work.”
Facebook’s developer platform questions the dogmas of application development. React, Relay, Flux, GraphQL, and React Native are ruthlessly pragmatic developer tools. Fundamental questions begin each week on Software Engineering Daily. Fundamental answers conclude each week with a coherence of lessons from the podcast interviews.
Tadeu Zagallo is a Facebook engineer who works on React Native for iOS.
GraphQL is a query language for managing client-server interactions. Relay is a new way of structuring client applications that co-locates data fetching with view logic. These technologies complement the paradigm shift of React and other Facebook technologies.
Nick Schrock is the co-creator of GraphQL and an engineer on product infrastructure at Facebook.
Dan Abramov currently works full time on Redux, React Hot Loader, and React Transform.
React is the product of Facebook and a large open-source community. Facebook engineering has recently produced a powerful suite of loosely coupled tools for development: React, GraphQL, Relay, React Native, and Flux Architecture.
Ben Alpert is an engineer on the React Core team at Facebook.
This week, Software Engineering Daily sought answers to some fundamental questions from the following guests: David Schwartz talked about maintaining security in Ripple, a distributed cryptographic payment system Craig Smith explained the attack surfaces of cars and the consequences of the Wired Jeep hacking Bruce Schneier surveyed Ashley Madison and other recent events, and talked about Data and Goliath Max Krohn talked about verifying identities with Keybase and protecting OKCupid’s users from bots Adrián Lamo gave a
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/presto_chris.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPresto is a low latency SQL language built for interactive analysis. Christopher Berner works on Presto at Facebook. Questions: Is Presto for data scientists, developers, or everyone? What are the problems with Hive? How does Hive break a query into mapreduces? How do the clients, coordinators, and workers interact? Is Presto both fast and cheap? How does Presto tune Java to get speed