A simple example that demonstrates when useState is no longer a good idea, and how to make useReducer less scary to work with.
March 18, 20212 min read
This is one of the things that you should see with your eyes so I'd recommend watching me go through the advantages and disadvantages of different ways of using hooks for dealing with state in React.
I start with useState, show a bug in the below code, then refactor to useReducer, add redux/toolkit to it, and then finally refactor to "use-complex-state". I'm leaving the source code here so you can play around with it:
Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts in the comments below.
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