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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

Server-Side Rendering with Next.js or Remix

Not all of our applications are rendered on the client side. Using frameworks that leverage server-side rendering (SSR) is common nowadays. These frameworks have helped improve application performance, and their adoption is growing daily.

Now, when using these frameworks, most of the time, we tend to perform data fetching or mutations on the server side, which leads to the question:

Do I still need React Query with an SSR framework?

In this chapter, you’ll understand how React Query fits with frameworks such as Next.js and Remix and helps improve your user experience. You will also learn about the two patterns you can apply to React Query with these frameworks: initialData and hydrate.

Once you are familiar with these patterns, you will see how to apply them to your Next.js and Remix applications.

In this chapter, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Why should I use React Query with server-side rendering...