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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, What Is State and How Do We Manage It?, covers a basic definition of what state is and gives a historical overview of how we manage it.

Chapter 2, Server State versus Client State, splits the state concept and helps us understand why it is so important to manage the server state independently of the client state.

Chapter 3, React Query – Introducing, Installing, and Configuring It, introduces React Query and provides the means to add it to your applications.

Chapter 4, Fetching Data with React Query, covers what you need to leverage the useQuery custom hook to fetch your server state.

Chapter 5, More Data-Fetching Challenges, expands on the concepts introduced in the previous chapter and covers how you can leverage useQuery to deal with other data fetching challenges.

Chapter 6, Performing Data Mutations with React Query, covers what you need to leverage the useMutation custom hook to perform changes on the server state.

Chapter 7, Server-Side Rendering with Next.js or Remix, covers leveraging React Query with server-side frameworks such as Next.js or Remix.

Chapter 8, Testing React Query Hooks and Components, provides you with practices and recipes you can apply to your application to test your components and custom hooks that leverage React Query.

Chapter 9, What Changes in React Query v5?, is a bonus chapter that covers the changes that the v5 version of TanStack Query introduces to React Query and the things you need to update your application.