What's it like to go from React to React Native? Jenn Creighton talks with Craig Shoemaker about her journey from React to React Native and some of the issues she encountered and what she learned along the way. She explains where React Native fits, how iOS and Android development differs, and what it is like to debug these apps.

Recording date: 2020-02-13

Going React to React Native with Jenn Creighton on Real Talk Javascript #78

const podcast = { 
  episode: 78,
  title: 'Going React to React Native',
  topics: [ 
    'react', 'pwa', 'deploying javascript',
  guest: 'Jenn Creighton',
  hosts: [
    'Craig Shoemaker', 

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  • 02:08 What is React Native?
  • 09:47 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 10:52 iOS vs Android development
  • 17:15 What sort of speed bumps did you hit along the way?
  • 28:28 What do you do for debugging?
  • 29:56 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 31:05 Opportunities for talks and blogging
  • 35:41 Did you consider any other solutions?
  • 39:20 Final thoughts

Hosts and Guests

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Jenn Creighton @GurlCode