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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

Comparing Zustand, Jotai, and Valtio

In this chapter so far, we have compared the following pairs:

  • Zustand and Redux in the Differences between Zustand and Redux section
  • Jotai and Recoil in the Understanding when to use Jotai and Recoil section
  • Valtio and MobX in the Using Valtio and MobX section

We compared these pairs because there are some similarities. In this section, we will compare Zustand, Jotai, and Valtio.

First of all, all three libraries are provided by the Poimandres GitHub organization ( It's a developer collective providing many libraries. Three micro-state management libraries from a single GitHub organization may sound counter-intuitive, but they are in different styles. There is also a philosophy that is common in the three libraries: their small API surfaces. All three libraries try their best to provide small API surfaces and let developers compose the APIs as they want.

But then, what are the differences...