Episode 3 - The Birth of React and Reason

Joel talks to Jordan Walke, the creator of React, our most popular open source project, and the creator of Reason, a programming language cousin of JavaScript based on OCaml.

Summary

On this episode of The Diff, Joel talks to Jordan Walke, the creator of React, our most popular open source project, and the creator of Reason, a programming language cousin of JavaScript based on OCaml. Learn about why React was born, the need for another programming language, and how both of these projects have impacted development both inside and outside of Facebook. Also Joel finds out the real name of Reason's package manager.