Better React Forms with Formik

Published by Andrew Mead

Learn how to create real-world React forms with all the functionality you expect and none of the frustration.

Let’s face it, React forms are no fun to build.

Yes, React gives us everything we need to create forms, but it only provides the core building blocks. It’s up to us to build out real-world features like validation, error handling, and form submission.

We’ve all gone down that path.

I was working on an application recently in which I built out my own system for forms. What was the result? A bunch of duplicate boilerplate code in every form component. I cleaned that up and abstracted away all the duplicate code into one reusable file. As I built out the application, I spent more time creating a form framework than I did creating my forms.

I knew there had to be a better way. That’s when I found Formik.

Formik makes building complex forms easy. It comes with all the real-world features you expect in a form. It takes an hour to learn, and then you can build out your forms in a fraction of the time with a fraction of the code.

In this mini-course, we’ll go through the process of creating a form using Formik. You’ll learn how to set up validation, error handling, asynchronous form submissions, and more.

Let’s dive in!

You can view the final sourcecode here.