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Reflecting on React Native development

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Tips to help you get your app delivered to production faster.

I’d originally planned to make this a tutorial on how to build a React Native app. But to give it justice I'm doing a Webcast. Instead, what I’ll share with you here are some of my top takeaways from building my first iOS app with React Native. These are coming from the viewpoint of an experienced Web developer building a native app for the first time. Things I wish I’d known earlier kinda stuff. So without further ado…

The Slack Stack

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The magic of Slack's development stack revealed on StackShare.

Since the day I started using Slack at my last company I marveled at the composition of the application and how it ran both on Web and native desktop environments using a native wrapper around Web. I spent a little time trying to reverse-engineer the stack to understand what it was building on top of, deducing only it wasn’t using NW.js. So, what then? I queried colleagues and Twitterverse only to come up empty-handed…