State management in React with Redux

Wed Jun 07 2017

State management in React with Redux

Facebook released a tool to create React Apps with no need for configurations. If you’re just beginning to learn React, you might want to use create-react-app and get started Immediately.

npm install -g create-react-app
create-react-app react-redux-example
cd react-redux-example/
npm start

Redux is a state management tool for react. It’s the most popular tool used to manage state.

npm install --save redux

There is a official React bindings for Redux. We can use that for easy binding.

npm install --save react-redux

So we are ready to start with React and Redux

How to connect React to the Redux store?

Import React, ReactDOM, createStore from redux and Provider from react-redux
import React from 'react'
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom'
import { createStore } from 'redux'
import { Provider } from 'react-redux'

Create your store with reducer. We can use a simple basic reducer here…

function reducer(state = [], action) {
  switch (action.type) {
    case 'ADD_ACTION':
      return [...state, action]
      return state
let store = createStore(reducer)

Use the provider to bind the store in all component

  <Provider store={store}>
    <App />

Now the store is available in all component. We can import connect from react-redux to get the state in components.

Import connect in your component first

import { connect } from &#39;react-redux&#39;

Use connect to connect the component with the store

export default connect()(YourComponentName)

Use mapStateToProps and mapDispatchToProps to map the State and Dispatch to the props

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Sibiraj P.R
Sibiraj P.R

Co-founder of @lightrainstech

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