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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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With this under-the-hood peek at MobX, you can appreciate the power of the TFRP system, exposed with a surprisingly simple API. The layers of functionality, starting with the Atoms, wrapped by ObservableValue, with APIs and higher-level data structures, offer a comprehensive solution to model your domains.

Internally, MobX manages all the connections between the observables and observers (reactions/derivations). It is done automatically with minimal interference to your usual style of programming. As a developer, you write code that feels natural, with MobX lifting away the complexity of managing the reactive connections.

MobX is an open source project that has been battle-tested for various domains, accepted contributions from developers all over the world, and has been constantly maturing over the years. With this inside look at MobX, we sure hope to reduce the barriers to contributing to this powerful state management library.