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Micro State Management with React Hooks

By : Daishi Kato
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Micro State Management with React Hooks

By: Daishi Kato

Overview of this book

State management is one of the most complex concepts in React. Traditionally, developers have used monolithic state management solutions. Thanks to React Hooks, micro state management is something tuned for moving your application from a monolith to a microservice. This book provides a hands-on approach to the implementation of micro state management that will have you up and running and productive in no time. You’ll learn basic patterns for state management in React and understand how to overcome the challenges encountered when you need to make the state global. Later chapters will show you how slicing a state into pieces is the way to overcome limitations. Using hooks, you'll see how you can easily reuse logic and have several solutions for specific domains, such as form state and server cache state. Finally, you'll explore how to use libraries such as Zustand, Jotai, and Valtio to organize state and manage development efficiently. By the end of this React book, you'll have learned how to choose the right global state management solution for your app requirement.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: React Hooks and Micro State Management
Part 2: Basic Approaches to the Global State
Part 3: Library Implementations and Their Uses


In this chapter, we learned about the Zustand library. It's a tiny library that uses module state in React. We looked at a counting example and a Todo example to grasp how to use the library. We typically use this library to understand object referential equality. You can choose this library or similar approaches based on your requirements and what you have learned in this chapter.

We didn't discuss some aspects of Zustand in this chapter, including middleware, which allows you to give some features to the store creator, and non-module state usage, which creates a store in the React life cycle. These can be other considerations when you're choosing a library. You should always refer to the library documentation for more – and the latest – information.

In the next chapter, we will learn about another library, Jotai.