What Matters Podcast

What Matters, Episode 7 Reacting to ReactJS with Mike Hartington of Ionic

We are excited to announce the latest episode of our podcast What Matters! In our latest episode, PJ Hagerty sits down with Mike Hartington of Ionic to talk about Open Source, JavaScript, and why ReactJS might be the one JS to bind them. Hear stories about contributing to communities and how working in Open Source truly brings people together.

Episode 7: Reacting to ReactJS with Mike Hartington 

PJ and Mike examine the ubiquitous nature of JavaScript and how that has changed the landscape of Open Source development in recent years. From opening gates and lowering bars so more developers can get involved to blurring the lines between front-end and backend, JavaScript—andd specifically ReactJS—have served to bring about a change in the way we think about code.

“There’s a lot to like about ReactJS, especially if you compare it to some other JavaScript frameworks that exist. A lot of it has to do with the mental model of what you need to understand to get started to create something,” said Mike during the conversation. “For the most part, if you understand core JavaScript functionality, building stuff with React is not difficult.”

Listen to What Matters now 

What Matters, Episode 7 is now available to listen to or download. Check out the full episode — and all our episodes — now available from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, SoundCloud, and wherever you want to listen in! 

About the Show

What Matters is a bi-weekly podcast from the folks at Mattermost where we take a look at all the things we enjoy about the communities we are a part of — Open Source, ChatOps, DevOps, Go, and everything in between — and distill it into a podcast hosted by Senior Developer Advocate PJ Hagerty. Reach out and let us know what topics, guests, and other ideas you have for the show!

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PJ is the founder of DevRelate.io, a board member of Open Sourcing Mental Health (OSMHhelp.org), and a Developer Relations Consultant to mattermost. Additionally, PJ is a developer, writer, speaker, and musician. He is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He can be reached at [email protected]