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MobX vs Redux: What are the differences?

What is MobX? Simple, scalable state management. MobX is a battle tested library that makes state management simple and scalable by transparently applying functional reactive programming (TFRP). React and MobX together are a powerful combination. React renders the application state by providing mechanisms to translate it into a tree of renderable components. MobX provides the mechanism to store and update the application state that React then uses.

What is Redux? 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.

MobX and Redux belong to "State Management Library" category of the tech stack.

"It's just stupidly simple, yet so magical" is the primary reason why developers consider MobX over the competitors, whereas "State is predictable" was stated as the key factor in picking Redux.

MobX and Redux are both open source tools. Redux with 49.2K GitHub stars and 12.7K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than MobX with 19.6K GitHub stars and 1.21K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Redux has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1021 company stacks & 803 developers stacks; compared to MobX, which is listed in 51 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.

Decisions about MobX and Redux
Le Thanh
Why Electron over macOS
  • Since this is a very early stage, so I want to verify the hypothesis so that I go with Electron. It will help you build faster, cross-native app but the trade off is the performance. It's ok, if the app is get product-market fit, we will plan to move it to Native platform to bring high performance for users
Why Recoiljs over Redux or something else Why not Redux? Zustan? DVA?
  • The boilderplace is so fukin hard. Besides, it really hard for optimizing to only render a component that subscribes to a sub-tree state. I need to use selector, memorize, immutable, ...
Why not MobX? MST?
  • It has been a long time since I last use Mobx, MST. It's cool, but now the world has changed a lot, no more Class component, so I don't know it supports a lot.
  • One more thing I don't want to use MobX is that the API is changed a lot in each major version. No! I don't want to use an outdated library for the rest of my life
  • I feel can not control how Component will render when I use MobX
Why Recoil?
  • It solves my concern, each component is subscribed to a very small state object (called atom) and only render once they changed
  • It plays nice with Functional Component. You can easily change useState to useRecoilState and vice versa. It's cool because "Alway use local state, only move it to global once needed"
  • I can map the product concept to state in my brain. A cell in a table should be an atom so that the cell will render on its own.
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Pros of MobX
Pros of Redux
  • 26
    It's just stupidly simple, yet so magical
  • 18
    Easier and cleaner than Redux
  • 15
    Fast
  • 13
    Automagic updates
  • 13
    React integration
  • 10
    Computed properties
  • 8
    ES6 observers and obversables
  • 7
    Global stores
  • 3
    Flexible architecture the requeriment
  • 1
    Has own router package (mobx-router)
  • 187
    State is predictable
  • 148
    Plays well with React and others
  • 124
    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
    Endorsed by the creator of Flux
  • 6
    Test without browser
  • 4
    Easy to debug
  • 2
    Granular updates
  • 1
    Blabla
  • 1
    Enforces one-way data flow

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Cons of MobX
Cons of Redux
  • 1
    Maturity
  • 10
    Lots of boilerplate
  • 5
    Verbose
  • 4
    Design
  • 3
    Steep learning curve
  • 3
    Steeper learning curve than MobX
  • 3
    Steeper learning curve than RxJs

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What is MobX?

MobX is a battle tested library that makes state management simple and scalable by transparently applying functional reactive programming (TFRP). React and MobX together are a powerful combination. React renders the application state by providing mechanisms to translate it into a tree of renderable components. MobX provides the mechanism to store and update the application state that React then uses.

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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It is a JavaScript library that helps you to create rich, responsive display and editor user interfaces with a clean underlying data model. Any time you have sections of UI that update dynamically (e.g., changing depending on the user’s actions or when an external data source changes), it can help you implement it more simply and maintainably.
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