Declarative Code and DevOps

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Sam and Ryan talk about whether it makes sense to code state transitions declaratively, and the implictions that question has for writing React code. They also talk about scaling problems that arise from using Dependabot, and how CI services might fix them.

Topics include:

- 3:33 – Is usePrevious a bad hook?

- 14:13 – Does declarative code make sense for app logic that's about state transitions, like animations?

- 40:04 – Dependabot shifts some of the app maintenance burden from the app developer to the ops team. How might CI providers help solve these new devops issues?

- 51:43 – GitHub actions


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