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Shawn "Swyx" Wang

Head of Developer Experience @ Temporal

Temporal: React for the Backend

React helped lead a revolution in frontend frameworks toward reusable, predictable components. However the backend is still a wild hairball of microservices and serverless components. What would React-ifying the backend look like?


Swyx has worked on React and serverless JavaScript at Two Sigma, Netlify and AWS, and now serves as Head of Developer Experience at He has started and run communities for hundreds of thousands of developers, like Svelte Society, /r/reactjs, and the React TypeScript Cheatsheet. His nontechnical writing was recently published in the Coding Career Handbook for Junior to Senior developers.

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