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State Management with React Query

By : Daniel Afonso
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State Management with React Query

By: Daniel Afonso

Overview of this book

State management, a crucial aspect of the React ecosystem, has gained significant attention in recent times. While React offers various libraries and tools to handle state, each with different approaches and perspectives, one thing is clear: state management solutions for handling client state are not optimized for dealing with server state. React Query was created to address this issue of managing your server state, and this guide will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively use React Query for state management. Starting with a brief history of state management in the React ecosystem, you’ll find out what prompted the split from a global state to client and server state and thus understand the need for React Query. As you progress through the chapters, you'll see how React Query enables you to perform server state tasks such as fetching, caching, updating, and synchronizing your data with the server. But that’s not all; once you’ve mastered React Query, you’ll be able to apply this knowledge to handle server state with server-side rendering frameworks as well. You’ll also work with patterns to test your code by leveraging the testing library and Mock Service Worker. By the end of this book, you'll have gained a new perspective of state and be able to leverage React Query to overcome the obstacles associated with server state.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Understanding State and Getting to Know React Query
Part 2: Managing Server State with React Query

React Query – Introducing, Installing, and Configuring It

React Query is a library created to make it easier for React developers to manage their server state. It makes it easier for developers to overcome all the challenges that come with server state while making their applications faster, easier to maintain, and reducing many lines in their code.

In this chapter, you will be introduced to React Query and understand why it was created.

You will also get to know the main concepts of React Query – queries and mutations.

Once you have been introduced to React Query, we’ll install it in our application and identify the initial configurations we need to make in our code to get ready to use it fully.

By the end of this chapter, you will know all about React Query Devtools so that you can have a better developer experience while using React Query.

In this chapter, we’ll be covering the following topics:

  • What is React Query?
  • Installing...