HashBang Weekly | Issue #13
HashBang (/hăsh•băng/) Weekly by OK GROW!

Here's your weekly dose of Meteor/GraphQL/React news. Written by Karl Danninger with help from the rest of the team.
Meteor
Transmission is a podcast about the latest in the Meteor community, hosted by Paul Dowman from OK GROW! and Meteor's Sashko Stubailo.

Topics: Meteor's upcoming 1.5 release, future vision for Meteor in the Javascript ecosystem, no more imports directory, migrating atmosphere packages to npm
A group of developers in the Meteor forums has started a Discord to chat about Meteor among channels. I just joined, so come say hi <3 
React
If you’ve worked with React Native for any amount of time you’ve likely been confused by how you navigate in your app (practices, packages, etc). Spencer has been using React Native since the very early days of it being opened sourced and has tried many solutions, this is his Navigation progression.
Three tactics that have helped scaled a production app with more efficient rendering flows and an easier management of data by establishing fine lines between presentational components, container components, and their data.
GraphQL is a new API-definition and query language that has the potential to become the new REST. It makes it easy for UI components to declaratively fetch data without having to worry about backend implementation details. Because it’s such a powerful abstraction, GraphQL can speed up app development and make code much easier to maintain.
React has popularized functional programming in JavaScript. This has led to giant frameworks adopting the Component-based UI pattern that React uses. And now functional fever is spilling over into the web development ecosystem at large.

Combining components into screens and mocking our server

GraphQL & React tutorial is a series of posts following the development process of a “Inbox Zero” style todo list application, built with the most innovative and production ready tools as of early 2017. Parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Graphql
After almost a year, 2,800 commits, 100 releases, and the work of over 100 amazing contributors, the team is getting ready to launch Apollo Client 1.0! Try the first release candidate today!
Identify performance trends and understand usage patterns over time.
You can now view performance trends overtime in Optics, through an interactive data-rich visualization.
GraphQL vocabulary 101. Sashko lays out some of the most important concepts and terms, with concrete examples, so that you can be an expert in talking about GraphQL.
The Data Layer is a new show by Abhi Aiyer and is a set of intimate interviews with Software professionals covering the mutation, transport and storage of data. This first episode members of the Front End Infrastructure team at Coursera talk about life before GraphQL and dive into the transition to GraphQL currently.
Every GraphQL server exposes a GraphQL schema that contains available types, queries and mutations. You can fetch information about the GraphQL schema using introspection queries. They enable awesome features for tools like the documentation view in the GraphiQL playground
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