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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)
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Chapter 7. Special API for Special Cases

The MobX API surface is very lean and exposes the right abstractions for dealing with your state management logic. In most situations, the APIs we have seen thus far will suffice. However, there will always be those gnarly edge cases that demand a slight deviation from the well-trodden path. It is for these by-lanes for which MobX gives you some special APIs. We will look at some of these in this chapter.

The topics we will cover in this chapter include the following:

  • Direct manipulation with the object API
  • Using inject() and observe() to hook into the internal MobX eventing system
  • Special utility functions and tools that will help in debugging
  • Quick mention of some miscellaneous APIs