In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about client- and server-side validation, and what each is used for!Netlify - Sponsor
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02:49 - Wes’ story
06:28 - What is the role of client-side validation?
- Help the user input the correct data as they type it.
- Show correct data in UI.
- Show correct UI.
- Just about all of these things are for the user’s benefit, and how they feel when using the site.
11:10 - What is the role of server-side validation?
- Validate that all the data is correct before it’s saved to the database
- Security first and foremost
15:03 - What process should a store follow to validate on the server?
- Check that correct types are coming in. Very easy with Graphql.
- Get current stock and price information from unique ids from the database.
- Confirm that this information is what the user is expecting — if the UI said the user will be charged $40, don’t charge them $50 just because of the updated info. In that case, send back to the user.
17:17 - What do you do if you don’t want people messing with your React state?
- if (process.env.NODE_ENV === 'production') disableReactDevTools()
- We do this on LUT. Why? Because it’s a deterrent.