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Data transfer between clients and servers plays an integral role in shaping the world wide web as we know it today. In order to communicate data between database and browser, developers need a language that’s easy to read, write, and parse. This article will take a deeper look into the differences between Extensible Markup Language (XML) and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), the two most common languages for data interchange on the web.

Imagine a situation in which a client wants to receive specific frog data from a server. …

If you’re a developer creating an application using React components, it’s very likely that you’ll want to collect user data via forms. This post will highlight the most common practices used to build controlled forms in React. But before that, it’s important to understand what a controlled form is.

What’s the difference between a controlled and uncontrolled form?

To put it simply, an uncontrolled form in React is comparable to a basic HTML form. User input data is stored statically into DOM nodes and later referenced using the ref attribute. These types of forms maintain their own internal state.


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