A Web Tech Meetup for Brighton & Hove

Async meets monthly in Brighton & Hove, UK, to learn, discuss and play with JavaScript and related web technologies.

We host talks, hack nights, show n' tells and community events, all of which are free.

Doors open 7.15pm, main session begins 7.45pm, we end around 9.30pm and continue nearby for an evening social.

Next Event:

React Native

Presented by David Sharp.  

@ The Skiff Ironworks, 30 Cheapside, Brighton, BN1 4GD Map of The Skiff
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Over the recent years, various attempts have been made to bring app development to the web development community, with varying degrees of success and popularity. Facebook's offering asks devs to leverage their knowledge of React and its ecosystem, but ditch the DOM, to allow for frictionless development of performant iOS and Android apps. However, with their "learn once, write anywhere" approach, is React Native really as straightforward as the marketing blurb would have you believe? In this talk, we'll cover how easy it is to get your React Native code running on a real device, offer a primer to the React and JSX way of life, and discuss some of the hurdles you might come across.

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