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20 Best React Native Experts & Blogs To Follow [2020 UPDATED]

Jan 155 min read

Michał Rejman

IT Marketing Strategist at Ideamotive. Travel addict and remote work advocate.

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Who are the best React Native experts? Who to follow? Where to find them? Well, we did that research, so you don’t have to!

React Native is usually our first mobile app technology of choice. This amazing framework speeds up the software development process and gives the deep level of control over the mobile projects. No wonder that tech all-stars like Facebook, Airbnb or Uber use React Native in their mobile applications.

 

 

React Native also means great, collaborative community of developers from all around the world. We scanned through the blogging platforms and social media sites and created a list of the best React Native experts & blogs.

If you want to stay at the top of your React Native game, check out the following links!

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1. Facebook’s React Native Github Blog

This blog is a must-visit for all the React Native developers. With frequent updates and plenty of contributors, it’s a great place to be up-to-date with React Native.

Check it out and visit every once in a while so you won’t miss a thing!

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2. Mike Grabowski

Mike Grabowski is one of the best React Native experts out there. He is a member of a React Native core team and he’s extremely active in React Native community.  Mike frequently writes and speaks about this framework and contributes to various projects. Mike is also an organizer of React Native EU 2018, first conference in Europe dedicated solely to React Native.

You can follow Mike on Twitter and read his stuff on Medium.

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3. React Native Twitter

The best source of information in terms of updates and new releases. Make sure to follow and stay updated!

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4. Ray Wenderlich

Ray Wenderlich is a well-known persona in the software development community. With his team of over 100 software developers and editors, he provides thousands of high-quality resources for coders. If you are looking to boost your programming skills – you may have found the place to do so.

 

The platform is an amazing source of knowledge on developing apps. They also cover React Native providing tutorials like this one from Christine Abernathy from Facebook.

 

Ray himself stays active on Twitter and it’s worth to follow him, not only because of React Native-related content.

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5. Nader Dabit and React Native Radio

A real treat for those who would rather listen than read. Nader Dabit is a creator and host of React Native Radio on Devchat.tv, a weekly podcast about React Native. Nader recorded around 150 episodes so far and does not intend to stop. Every episode features different guest, usually a representative of a startup, software development company or big tech corporation. What do they have in common? They are all top React Native experts!

 

It is also worth to follow React Native Radio on Twitter.

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6. Wyatt McBain and React Native Coach

React Native Coach is a stream of React Native-related articles on Medium. Curated by Wyatt McBain it contains plenty of interesting articles submitted by various React Native experts. For reference, check out this piece about creating the Facebook-like chat bubbles.

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7. ReactDOM

ReactDOM is a newsletter about React and React Native curated by Adeeb Rahman (to be followed on Twitter and Quora).

 

With over 100 issues, it’s a solid source of knowledge about both platforms.

 

ReactDOM is also worth noticing due to its pretty active newstream on Twitter. Remember to check it out!

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8. Devin Abbott

Devin Abbott is another React Native rockstar. This former Airbnb engineer is the founder of Deco Software, a React Native developer tools company. He is also an author of many parts of the official React Native documentation. Devin published plenty of useful resources for React and React Native. One of them is Fullstack React Native – an amazing guide to React Native in the form of an e-book.

 

You can follow Devin on Twitter and check out his React Native tutorial site.

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Dan Abramov “builds tools for humans” and is certainly someone worth following. With over 50k followers on Medium and 130K on Twitter, he is one of the most influential React Native experts out there. Dan has an amazing reputation for being really helpful among React Native community.

 

Dan is also a heavy user and a dedicated contributor on GitHub. Make sure to check out his profile and give him some credits for the enormous work he’s doing!

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10. Christoph Michel

Christoph has written a number of good articles about React, React Native, and Redux. Although he doesn’t exclusively write about mobile app development, his blog is still worth visiting.

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11. Gosha Arinich

Gosha Arinich is a freelance software developer who blogs about web and mobile applications development. You can find all his React Native related entries here. But there’s plenty more. You’ll find some quality content about Ruby on Rails and React as well.

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12. Maximilian Schwarzmüller

Maximillian is a co-founder of coding self-learning platform Academind. He is also an active teacher on Udemy, where he helps people in mastering React and other programming frameworks. He has almost 350K students on Udemy and owns a successful Youtube channel with almost 200K subscribers.

You should definitely follow Maximilian’s Twitter, where he is pretty active and shares high-quality content about React Native software development.

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13. Stephen Grider

Stephen Grider is another Udemy teacher, authoring the highest rated course on React. He is also involved with coding teaching platform RallyCoding, which blog is something also worth checking.

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14. Juho Vepsäläinen

Everybody has their own thing. For Juho, it’s talking to people. His blog is full of talks with engineers and developers behind various React-related libraries.
Juho is also an active member of React community. He is the award-winning founder of the SurviveJS and JSter as well as organizer of React Finland.

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15. React Native Training

React Native Training is a Medium-based thread with stories and tutorials for developers interested in React Native. The list is curated by two React Native freaks who we have already mentioned, Mike Grabowski and Nader Dabit. Make sure to check it out once in a while! And, of course, you can follow this project on Twitter as well.

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16. Karan Thakkar

Karan Thakkar is a React Native developer at Skyscanner and trainer at Codebar. He is also an active open-source contributor with over 600 contributions on GitHub in 2017.

Make sure to check out his articles on Medium and follow him on Twitter!

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17. Alexey Kureev

Alex Kureev is a front-end engineer at Facebook. He is the author of some React Native related publications on Medium and remains active on Twitter.

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18. Ben McCormick

Ben’s blog and Twitter are great sources of knowledge for someone who wishes to take their career into own hands. While he regularly issues great pieces on React, JavaScript and coding as a whole, he also give great insights into how managing team and managing one’s tasks work.

 

As a Software Engineering Manager himself, Ben fully understands the issues of a dev team and fills his blog and Twitter with lots of useful pieces of advice.

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19. James Long

Being an ex-Mozilla developer and founder of Actual, James has a truly deep knowledge of cross-platform app development. He shares it with his followers on both Twitter as well as the great blog he brought back to life in 2019, after a two-year hiatus.

 

We recommend starting with the “Why React Native is different” speech James gave at a local JavaScript meetup in Richmond, VA, back in 2015.

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20. Ideamotive Blog

Ideamotive also runs its own blog with huge part of it dedicated to React and React Native! We write for both developers and project managers, giving the perfect overview of the framework to everyone who wishes to learn more about it.

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You can learn even more by following us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

 

Do you know some other amazing React Native expert who we didn’t mention?
Tell us about it, we’d be happy to expand the list!

Michał Rejman

Michał is a digital marketing veteran with a growth hacking mindset and 10+ years of experience. His goal is building high-quality technological content, with particular emphasis on React and Ruby on Rails. Traveler, climber, remote work advocate.

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