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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)
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Part 1: Understanding State and Getting to Know React Query
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Part 2: Managing Server State with React Query

Installing React Query

Now that you are aware of React Query, you are probably thinking, wow, I really need to add this to my project. Wait no more – here is what you need to do to install React Query.

Depending on your project type, you can install React Query in several ways.

npm

If you are running npm in your project, then this is what you need to do to install React Query.

In your terminal, run the following command:

npm i @tanstack/react-query

Yarn

If Yarn is what you prefer, then this is what you need to do to install React Query.

In your terminal, run the following command:

yarn add @tanstack/react-query

pnpm

If you are a fan of a new package manager, such as pnpm, and are using it in your project, then this is what you need to do to install React Query.

In your terminal, run the following command:

pnpm add @tanstack/react-query

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