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MobX Quick Start Guide

By : Pavan Podila, Michel Weststrate
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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.
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About the authors

Pavan Podila has been building frontend applications since 2001 and has used a variety of tools, technologies, and platforms, from Java Swing, WPF with .Net/C#, Cocoa on macOS and iOS, to the web platform with frameworks such as React and Angular. He has been working with React since 2013 and MobX since 2016. He is a colead of the Interactive Practice at Publicis.Sapient, where he builds large financial applications for web and mobile platforms.

He has been a Microsoft MVP for client application development (2008-2011), and a published author of WPF Control Development Unleashed (Addison-Wesley). He created QuickLens, a Mac app for UI designers/developers, and authored several articles and video courses on Tuts+.

Pavan is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for web technologies and currently authors courses on The UI Dev. He is a regular speaker at meetups, conferences, and workshops. When time permits, you can find him sketching on iPad or playing ping-pong.





Michel Weststrate (Msc) is tech lead and open source evangelist at Mendix. He has been active as both a frontend and backend developer in different stacks. An occasional speaker at software conferences, he has authored video courses on egghead.

Intrigued by several (transparent) reactive programming libraries, he researched and worked on making the ReactJS framework more reactive while addressing predictability and maintainability constraints in other solutions. This led to mobservable (nowadays MobX), which was quickly adopted at Mendix.

He's very active in the open source software community, and he authored MobX, Immer, and several small libraries, and coauthored MST.


About the reviewer

Naresh Bhatia is a passionate technologist and architect who has spent his career helping developers write better software. He leads the Visualization Practice at Publicis.Sapient, which builds interfaces and data visualizations for financial institutions and energy firms. Before joining Sapient, he founded a startup that built domain modeling, code generation, and reverse engineering tools. Naresh graduated with a master's degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.




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