Mastering React Context: Do you NEED a state manager?

Jack Herrington

Context in React is a super valuable tool, but can it replace a state manager? Let’s find out!

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0:00 Introduction
0:32 Project Setup
1:14 Prop Drilling
5:03 Context Using Prop Drilling
9:21 Multiple Contexts
10:38 Context Using useReducer
13:45 When To NOT Use Context
15:00 Context Versus State Managers
17:18 State Management With Zustand
22:13 Adding A Facade Layer
24:19 Fine-Grained Updates
25:38 Replacing Zustand With Context
29:37 When Context Updates Components
30:10 Context Using use-context-selector
32:40 Referential Identity Matters
35:03 Recommendations