Controlled form inputs are a core React concept that can be confusing for programmers new to the framework. Along with quirks like props and hooks, it’s one of the few nuances a web developer needs to understand before bringing even a basic React app to life.
Hooks were introduced a little more than two years ago, when Facebook released React 16.8 in February 2019. Many software engineering students still learn React workflows using class components before shifting over to hooks, and the transition can be a little confusing.
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