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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

Creating a Context for a global state

Based on the React Context behavior, we will discuss two solutions regarding using Context with a global state, as follows:

  • Creating small state pieces
  • Creating one state with useReducer and propagating with multiple Contexts

Let's take a look at each solution.

Creating small state pieces

The first solution is to split a global state into pieces. So, instead of using a big combined object, create a global state and a Context for each piece.

The following example creates two count states, with a Context and a provider component for each count state.

Firstly, we define two Contexts, Count1Context and Count2Context, one for each piece, as follows:

type CountContextType = [
const Count1Context = createContext<CountContextType>([
  () => {}
const Count2Context = createContext<CountContextType...