re: Redux VS React Context: Which one should you choose? VIEW POST


Hi, I'm a Redux maintainer.

No, Context does not replace Redux, although there is some overlap. And yes, Redux will continue to be very relevant and useful for a long time. It's currently used by 50% of React apps, and lots of folks are continuing to learn it on a daily basis.

I covered this and a number of reasons to use Redux in my Reactathon 2019 talk on "The State of Redux", and my post Redux - Not Dead Yet!.


  • Consistent architectural patterns
  • Debugging capabilities
  • Middleware
  • Addons and extensibility
  • Cross-platform and cross-framework usage
  • Depending on your app's setup, much better performance than working with just Context

Related to that, you might also want to read through these resources:

In addition, our new Redux Toolkit package is now our recommended approach for writing Redux logic. It includes utilities to simplify several common Redux use cases, including store setup, defining reducers, immutable update logic, and even creating entire "slices" of state at once.


Great feedback. Redux is far from dead or anything like that. Even if the React context + hooks can mimic his behavior in some cases, it's definitely not Redux. I will add your resources to the post. Thanks again for your comment.


While trying to understand the differences between Redux and Context, I stumbled upon this article. This is definitely lighter than others, but it still feels outdated - even being only a month old.
I started a new React project a couple of months ago and saw that Redux-Toolkit is already sort of a standard, and it's definitely a great tool - I always felt SO BAD when having to write all that boilerplate on Redux, I guess everyone felt that haha

However, on a quick read, I see still you mention the boilerplate on Redux and don't mention Toolkit. You should definitely update the conclusion by mentioning how Toolkit removes most of the boring boilerplate, and reinforcing that Context is great mainly for smaller tasks.

Nonetheless, congrats for the two articles comparing the tools! How about a last one with Toolkit? haha

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