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“By the time I joined, people were already starting to have this microservice fatigue.”
“I have no expectation nor would this be realistic, that any one framework will ever win out.
“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.”
“If you focus on improving the developer experience, it will naturally translate into good documentation.”
ReadMe is simplifying the process of writing documentation. The platform provides a readymade developer hub with the ability to integrate API endpoints into documentation.
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.
Brandon Tilley is a software engineer who works at The Minerva Project. He is the creator of Fluxxor.
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.