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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 8. Exploring mobx-utils and mobx-state-tree

As you start going deeper into the world of MobX, you will realize that certain types of use cases recur quite often. The first time you solve them, there is a definite sense of achievement. However, after the fifth time, you want to standardize the solution. mobx-utils is an NPM package that gives you several standard utilities to handle common use cases in MobX.

To push the level of standardization even further, we can bring more structured opinions into our MobX solutions. These opinions have been formed out of several years of MobX usage, and carry a variety of ideas for rapid development. This is all possible with the mobx-state-tree NPM package.

In this chapter, we will cover the following packages in greater detail:

  • mobx-utils for a tool belt of utility functions
  • mobx-state-tree (MST) for an opinionated MobX