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Margish Patel
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Understanding Redux: Solving State Management chaos

Hello folks !!! Are you tired of managing the state of your React application and finding it complex to handle?
If so, you're not alone. Many developers face challenges when it comes to managing state in larger React applications. Let's dive into a common problem and explore how Redux can come to the rescue.πŸ’ͺ🏻😁

The Problem: State Management in React

Imagine you're building a simple to-do list application in React. You start off by creating components for adding, deleting, and displaying tasks. Initially, managing the state seems manageable. You might use useState hooks to handle the state within individual components.

However, as your application grows, passing state and props down multiple levels of components becomes messy. You find yourself lifting state up to common ancestors or resorting to complex prop drilling. As a result, your code becomes harder to maintain, and debugging becomes a nightmare!πŸ₯²

Introducing Redux

Here Redux comes into picture, Redux is a predictable state container for JavaScript apps, especially useful for managing state in large and complex applications. It provides a centralized store to manage the entire state of your application, making state management more predictable and easier to debug.

Refactoring with Redux
Let's see how Redux can solve our state management woes in our to-do list application.

Step 1: Setting Up Redux
First, install Redux and React-Redux:

npm install redux react-redux
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Step 2: Creating the Store
Create a Redux store to hold the state of our application:

// store.js
import { createStore } from 'redux';
import rootReducer from './reducers';

const store = createStore(rootReducer);

export default store;
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Step 3: Defining Actions and Reducers
Define actions to describe state changes and reducers to specify how those actions transform the state:

// actions.js
export const ADD_TODO = 'ADD_TODO';

export const addTodo = (text) => ({
  type: ADD_TODO,
  payload: {
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// reducers.js
import { ADD_TODO } from './actions';

const initialState = {
  todos: [],

const rootReducer = (state = initialState, action) => {
  switch (action.type) {
    case ADD_TODO:
      return {
        todos: [...state.todos, action.payload],
      return state;

export default rootReducer;
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Step 4: Connecting Components
Connect your components to the Redux store using React-Redux's connect function:

// TodoList.js
import React from 'react';
import { connect } from 'react-redux';
import { addTodo } from './actions';

const TodoList = ({ todos, addTodo }) => {
  const handleAddTodo = () => {
    const text = prompt('Enter a new todo:');

  return (
      <button onClick={handleAddTodo}>Add Todo</button>
        {, index) => (
          <li key={index}>{todo.text}</li>

const mapStateToProps = (state) => ({
  todos: state.todos,

const mapDispatchToProps = {

export default connect(mapStateToProps, mapDispatchToProps)(TodoList);
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And there you have it, folks! With Redux by your side!!🫢🏻
Redux provides a clear structure for managing application state, making it easier to reason about and debug. So next time you find yourself struggling with state management in React, consider giving Redux a try! ✨πŸ”₯

Top comments (2)

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Khushi Patel

informative !!

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Femil Savaliya

Awesome 😎😎😎