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MobX Quick Start Guide

By : Pavan Podila, Michel Weststrate
Book Image

MobX Quick Start Guide

By: Pavan Podila, Michel Weststrate

Overview of this book

MobX is a simple and highly scalable state management library in JavaScript. Its abstractions can help you manage state in small to extremely large applications. However, if you are just starting out, it is essential to have a guide that can help you take the first steps. This book aims to be that guide that will equip you with the skills needed to use MobX and effectively handle the state management aspects of your application. You will first learn about observables, actions, and reactions: the core concepts of MobX. To see how MobX really shines and simplifies state management, you'll work through some real-world use cases. Building on these core concepts and use cases, you will learn about advanced MobX, its APIs, and libraries that extend MobX. By the end of this book, you will not only have a solid conceptual understanding of MobX, but also practical experience. You will gain the confidence to tackle many of the common state management problems in your own projects.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
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Chapter 1. Introduction to State Management

The heart of your React app lives in the client state (data) and is rendered via React components. Managing this state can become tricky as you tackle user interactions (UI), perform async operations, and handle domain logic. In this chapter, we will start with a conceptual model of state management in UI, the role of side effects, and the flow of data.

Then, we will take a quick tour of MobX and introduce its core concepts. These concepts will help in drawing some comparisons with Redux. You will see that MobX turns out to be a more declarative form of Redux!

The topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • What is the client state?
  • The side effect model
  • A speed tour of MobX