Tanner Linsley talks about writing open source software at TanStack, including TanStack Table, and answers our questions about data grid functionality, why reach for a grid, and why should developers consider headless?

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 206,
  title: 'A Little Diddy About A Griddy',
  topics: [ 
    'grids', 'open source', 'virtualization'
  guest: 'Tanner Linsley'
  hosts: [
    'Craig Shoemaker', 'John Papa', 'Ward Bell'

Recording date: 09/29/2022

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Tanner Linsley @TannerLinsley

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  • 01:18 Guest introduction
  • 02:59 What functionality does a data grid give you?
  • 08:13 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 09:17 What are people using grids for?
  • 16:22 How do you differ from Ag Grid?
  • 29:02 How do you decide which grid to use?
  • 34:54 Do you work with other libraries besides React?
  • 36:27 Virtualization
  • 39:42 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 40:34 Why would you want to use headless?
  • 42:52 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.