Redux provides useSelector hook to get value from the state you interested in. The Provider component receives a value prop. Redux introduces a lot of complexity to our codebase with the excessive amount of code it requires. This is called props drilling and this is avoided by using a global store which is accessible to whole app. For this example, we’ll build a simple counter demo consisting of a two-button component and a display component. For your second question, can you confirm that you’re using the useContext Hook to access your store?

Previously, defining a global state required the installation of a state management framework such as Redux or MobX.

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Great article. Ebenezer, this is a most excellent primer on using these relatively new technologies! With Redux, this disadvantage becomes more severe since all the extra code it requires for setting up a global state introduces even more complexity. Hookstate helps me with this too. However, learning advanced methods won’t hurt. I’ve always followed the same practice as well. e.g.

My point is whats the benefit of calling, dispatch(“UPDATE_USER”,true) where as you can directly call, updateUser(true) function without the ceremony of useReducer hooks.

See how much easier it is to write code without dealing with props? The API is also relatively straight-forward to use once you got the hang of it (especially when using hooks, see part 2). Just like the reduce() method in JavaScript, the useReducer Hook receives two values as its argument — a reducer function and an initial state — and then returns a new state: In the above block, we’ve defined our state and a corresponding method, dispatch, handling it. React Hooks 4. In the next section, we’ll look at how we can declare a state using the useState hook and uplifting it to global state. LogRocket logs all actions and state from your Redux stores. Do you spend a lot of time reproducing errors in your apps? If you end up with a store and reducer, why not use redux in the first place? Nice @ how blog post completely missed that Redux is a few lines of code, uses context internally, and has dev tools + you don’t need to dumpster dive in codebases (along with time travel, a very simple pattern, middleware, consistent interfaces, selectors, immutability and much lower likelihood to miss render waste, without diving into debugger, etc).

Hi Shailendra, Hooks can’t be used directly in a class component, although, the React Context API can be used with class based components. useReducer is a Hook built-into React and it helps you with state management. const User = useContext(store); And yet, far too many React developers default to Redux for state management without considering other alternatives. For example many mini apps in a legacy project? document.getElementById(‘component’) If you use the RTK you can separate out “slices” of your store just like you would in context EXCEPT you get the out-of-the box performance benefits, debugging, time travel, middleware (like sagas and thunks) and you CLEANLY separate your business logic from your UI state. It cemented knowledge around those specific hooks for me as well. You’ll need to declare functions that can change one or more of these state values. If you were to rewrite these examples without hooks and the context API, it would have resulted in a lot more code.

You can access the complete project used in this tutorial at this GitHub Repository. But now it’s possible to replace Redux with React Hooks and the Context API. If you use redux that way no wonder that it creates layers of complexity. Redux/Context is only needed if you want to up your game and pass props from Parent to Child rather than using regular props system to pass from Parent to nth Child. But it remains a great solution towards props drilling. Using the Redux-Toolkit will net you LESS CODE (yes read that again) LESS CODE that a similar implementation in Context. Interested to hear how LogRocket can improve your bug fixing processes? Create the file src/components/counter-buttons.js and insert the following code: As it is, the useContext function won’t work since we haven’t specified the Provider. For the past few months, I’ve had a steep learning curve on using Hooks and Context in the most effective way possible. It will be made up of a couple of presentational components and a container.

Your First Week with React 3. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. The new Context API came with React 16.3. For this tutorial, we’ll be concerned with the following React hooks: useState is recommended for handling simple values like numbers or strings. Create this inside the src folder and insert the following code: We’ve defined a state called count and set the default value to 0. Apparently the only difference between the two(when trying to decide which to use), is that Redux can handle frequent state changes while Context API cannot. You need to right now if you still think that Redux is full of boilerplate. Since our state tree will be a bit more complex than the previous example, we’ll have to use the useReducer hook.

TLDR: don’t MVC or work on teams, just wing it and live in debugger/memorize all your code111. Amen Brother ! So, lift your state up when you need it but do not open more than you need it. Hooks brought vast benefits to the way React developers write code.

I would only agree with you if it’s for a small web application not being planned to scale, otherwise I strongly disagree. Is it possible to use this pattern with multiple roots?

In this example, we’ll build a basic CRUD page for managing contacts. // Create a provider for components to consume and subscribe to changes, // Subscribe to `contacts` state and access dispatch function, // Declare a local state to be used internally by this component, // eslint-disable-next-line no-unused-vars.

}; Me and my colleagues now have some pretty good patterns working for us but are always trying to improve. There is only one store in any Redux application: Since our application can only have one Redux store, in order to create a single root reducer for all our components, we’ll need the combineReducers method from Redux. A lot of optimization under the hood is done by Redux through serialization & the connect HOC. Turned out the code snippet is scrollable. It will give you more maintainable software.

dispatch(Actions.LOGIN); Thanks!

Seriously. How do I ‘dispatch’ an action to update state? 1706. Insert the following code: Finally, let’s replace the existing code in App.js with the following: You can now fire up the create-react-app server using the yarn start command. The useReducer Hook came with React 16.8. Redux doesn’t offer an immediate, obvious advantage other than the ability to add in middleware maybe.

The context Api with hooks is much more easier to implement and will not increase your bundle size. For useState, you only need to have a single setValue() function for overwriting existing state values. To create a context, we’ll use the createContext method from React, which accepts a parameter for its default value: The createContext method returns an object with a Provider and a Consumer component: The Provider component is what makes the state available to all child components, no matter how deeply nested they are within the component hierarchy. Context system will always be direct no matter how big your application is. One disadvantage that I’ve seen with this technique is that you can’t use the Redux DevTool extension to debug your application state. Cascading the props down more than one level is well known anti-pattern and should be avoided.

Once you declare your state using either useState or useReducer, you’ll need to lift it up to become global state using React Context. Foundation in ReduxThe technique you will learn here is based on patterns that were introduced in Redux. This means you need to have a firm understanding of reducers and actions before proceeding.

Since there is no global state that components can access if, for instance, you want to pass data from a top-level component to a fifth-level component, you’ll have to pass the data as a prop on each level of the tree until you get to your desired component. Hookstate allows me to lift up and down easily when I need it.

I’m currently using Visual Studio Code, which seems to be the most popular code editor right now (especially for JavaScript developers). You also don’t need a package like redux-thunk to handle asynchronous actions.