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Apollo vs Redux: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apollo as "GraphQL server for Express, Connect, Hapi, Koa and more". Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes. On the other hand, Redux is detailed as "Predictable state container for JavaScript apps". Redux helps you write applications that behave consistently, run in different environments (client, server, and native), and are easy to test. On top of that, it provides a great developer experience, such as live code editing combined with a time traveling debugger.

Apollo and Redux are primarily classified as "Platform as a Service" and "State Management Library" tools respectively.

"From the creators of Meteor" is the primary reason why developers consider Apollo over the competitors, whereas "State is predictable" was stated as the key factor in picking Redux.

Apollo and Redux are both open source tools. It seems that Redux with 49.5K GitHub stars and 12.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Apollo with 7.55K GitHub stars and 940 GitHub forks.

Instagram, Intuit, and OpenGov are some of the popular companies that use Redux, whereas Apollo is used by CircleCI, Swat.io, and Flexport. Redux has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1036 company stacks & 836 developers stacks; compared to Apollo, which is listed in 131 company stacks and 127 developer stacks.

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Pros of Apollo
Pros of Redux
  • 12
    From the creators of Meteor
  • 5
    Great documentation
  • 3
    Open source
  • 2
    Real time if use subscription
  • 190
    State is predictable
  • 149
    Plays well with React and others
  • 125
    State stored in a single object tree
  • 78
    Hot reloading out of the box
  • 72
    Allows for time travel
  • 14
    You can log everything
  • 11
    Great tutorial direct from the creator
  • 6
    Test without browser
  • 6
    Endorsed by the creator of Flux
  • 5
    Easy to debug
  • 2
    Enforces one-way data flow
  • 2
    Granular updates
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Cons of Apollo
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  • 1
    File upload is not supported
  • 1
    Increase in complexity of implementing (subscription)
  • 11
    Lots of boilerplate
  • 6
    Verbose
  • 5
    Design
  • 4
    Steeper learning curve than RxJs
  • 4
    Steeper learning curve than MobX
  • 4
    Steep learning curve

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What is Apollo?

Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.

What is Redux?

It helps you write applications that behave consistently, run in different environments (client, server, and native), and are easy to test. t provides a great experience, such as live code editing combined with a time traveling debugger.

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