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Published: Apr 05, 2016
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2020
Oct 2020
Trial?

We've decided to move Redux back into the Trial ring to show that we no longer consider it the default approach for state management in React applications. Our experience shows that Redux is still a valuable framework in many cases but compared to other approaches, it also leads to more verbose and harder-to-follow code. Throwing Redux Sagas into the mix usually compounds this issue. As an alternative, you can often use the features in recent versions of React to manage state effectively without an additional framework. However, we want to highlight that when you reach the point at which your simple state management solution starts to become complex, it might be worth reaching for Redux after all or perhaps even Facebook’s recently published Recoil.

Mar 2017
Adopt?

With the increasing complexity of single-page JavaScript applications, we have seen a more pressing need to make client-side state management predictable. Redux, with its three principles of restrictions for updating state, has proven to be invaluable in a number of projects we have implemented. Getting Started with Redux and idiomatic Redux tutorials are a good starting point for new and experienced users. Its minimal library design has spawned a rich set of tools, and we encourage you to check out the redux-ecosystem-links project for examples, middleware and utility libraries. We also particularly like the testability story: Dispatching actions, state transitions and rendering can be unit-tested separately from one another and with minimal amounts of mocking.

Nov 2016
Adopt?

With the increasing complexity of single-page JavaScript applications, we have seen a more pressing need to make client-side state management predictable. Redux, with its three principles of restrictions for updating state, has proven to be invaluable in a number of projects we have implemented. Getting Started with Redux and idiomatic Redux tutorials are a good starting point for new and experienced users. Its minimal library design has spawned a rich set of tools, and we encourage you to check out the redux-ecosystem-links project for examples, middleware and utility libraries. We also particularly like the testability story: Dispatching actions, state transitions and rendering can be unit-tested separately from one another and with minimal amounts of mocking.

Apr 2016
Trial?

Redux is a great, mature tool that has helped many of our teams reframe how they think about managing state in client-side apps. Using a Flux-style approach, it enables a loosely coupled state-machine architecture that's easy to reason about. We've found it a good companion to some of our favored JavaScript frameworks, such as Ember and React.