Published: Oct 28, 2020
Oct 2020

More and more teams using React are reevaluating their options for state management, something we also mention in our reassessment of Redux. Now, Facebook — the creators of React — have published Recoil, a new framework for managing state, which came out of an internal application that had to deal with large amounts of data. Even though we currently do not have much practical experience with Recoil, we see its potential and promise. The API is simple and easy to learn; it feels like idiomatic React. Unlike other approaches, Recoil provides an efficient and flexible way to have state shared across an application: it supports dynamically created state by derived data and queries as well as app-wide state observation without impairing code splitting.