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React components for faster and easier web development
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What is Material-UI?

It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.
Material-UI is a tool in the Front-End Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Material-UI is an open source tool with 59.8K GitHub stars and 17.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Material-UI's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Material-UI?

135 companies reportedly use Material-UI in their tech stacks, including MAK IT, Scale, and Digital Services.

773 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Material-UI.

Material-UI Integrations

Node.js, React, CSS 3, Gatsby, and Next.js are some of the popular tools that integrate with Material-UI. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Material-UI.
Public Decisions about Material-UI

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Material-UI in their tech stack.

Adebayo Akinlaja
Adebayo Akinlaja
Engineering Manager at Andela · | 13 upvotes · 271.2K views

I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen—since I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

A major problem of Material Kit for me is it isn't written in TypeScript and there isn't any plans to support its TypeScript version. I rolled up my sleeve and started converting their components to TypeScript and if you'll ask me, I am still on it.

In summary, I used the Create React App with TypeScript support and I am spending some time converting Material Kit to TypeScript before I start developing against it. All of these components are going to be hosted on Bit.

If you feel I am crazy or I have gotten something wrong, I'll be willing to listen to your opinion. Also, if you want to have a share of whatever TypeScript version of Material Kit I end up coming up with, let me know.

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I just finished tweaking styles details of my hobby project MovieGeeks ( The minimalist Online Movie Catalog

This time I want to share my thoughts on the Tech-Stack I decided to use on the Frontend: React, React Router, Material-UI and React-Apollo:

  1. React is by far the Front-End "framework" with the biggest community. Some of the newest features like Suspense and Hooks makes it even more awesome and gives you even more power to write clean UI's

  2. Material UI is a very solid and stable set of react components that not only look good, but also are easy to use and customize. This was my first time using this library and I am very happy with the result

  3. React-Apollo in my opinion is the best GraphQL client for a React application. Easy to use and understand and it gives you awesome features out of the box like cache. With libraries like react-apollo-hooks you can even use it with the hooks api which makes the code cleaner and easier to follow.

Any feedback is much appreciated :)

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John Barton
John Barton
CTO at Amber Electric · | 8 upvotes · 98.6K views

Frontend choice was basically pre-ordained to be React. Seems like a strong choice on merits alone, plus I needed to learn it to stay current. I never liked Redux.js from the first time I tried to work with it, but a mate had recommended MobX and after watching a few videos I felt like I could fit the mental model of hit in my head. Using Material-UI which is a great timesaver and make sure I throw a few bucks their way every month via the open source collective.

Defaulted to Rails with PostgreSQL just because that's where my past strength as a dev had been. First prototype was in Go but was struggling a bit with the quality of libraries I needed so I went back to old faithful.

As soon as TypeScript was supported by default in Create React App I ported everything over. That combined with swagger code gen has given me really good type safety from the API boundary and above. I semi-regret the Go/Rails decision because I miss the type safety despite pain points with libraries.

I will probably look to flip back to Go gradually (probably via lambda) at a point where it makes sense for the business.

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Shared insights

Material UI provides with a clean, professional looking and very easy to use set of UI components build with React. The few issues we've reported to the developers have been quickly fixed each time. I highly recommend using Material UI for both consumer and enterprise web apps. The styling system in particular is very nice to work with, and allows you to easily add your own brand's look and feel throughout the UI. Material-UI

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Shared insights

We like the pure simplicity of Google's Material UI. It is simply too much overhead today to design custom UI styles. Material-UI

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Material-UI's Features

  • Tables
  • Forms
  • Snackbars
  • Buttons
  • Theming

Material-UI Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Material-UI?
Kendo UI
Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution.
Flat UI
Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel.
Ant Design
An enterprise-class UI design language and React-based implementation. Graceful UI components out of the box, base on React Component. A npm + webpack + babel + dora + dva development framework.
It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.
React MD is Google's Material Design specifications implemented with Sass and React. The goal of the project is to create components that adhere to the Material Design specifications.
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