Should frontend development drive backend design?

Frontend First

Sam and Ryan talk about how visual design typically drives frontend app development, and whether or not this implies that frontend development should drive backend development in a similar way. They also discuss a tricky UI issue involving keeping a React app consistent with both the URL and server-side auth state.

Topics include:

  • 2:02 - How the URL makes it hard to keep your app consistent with changes to server-side state
  • 34:20 - Pros and cons of uncontrolled forms
  • 37:51 - Whether frontend development should drive backend design


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