Full Stack Radio

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.



episode 122: 122: Matt Biilmann - Architecting the Netlify Dashboard with React and Redux

In this episode, Adam talks to Matt Biilmann CEO of Netlify about building the Netlify dashboard, and what makes it feel so fast.

Topics include:

  • Walking through how a single screen in the app is rendered in step-by-step detail
  • How they separate container components and presentational components to make things easier to reason about
  • How the Redux store is organized
  • How they handle caching data on the client and deciding when to bust the cache
  • How the API is designed
  • Why they are sticking with REST instead of Graphql
  • How they handle authentication in their app


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  • Netlify
  • React
  • React Router
  • "Presentational and Container Components" by Dan Abramov
  • Netlify's Storybook
  • Immutable
  • Immer
  • redux-funk
  • Netlify Analytics
  • JAMstack Conf


 2019-08-28  55m