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Mini-post on minicoil

February 27, 2021

Trying to resume regular blogging again :)
Smaller posts, but hopefully weekly. Less philosophy and more works, too.


This time: minicoil, a tiny React library with a subset of Recoil.js API.

Differences from Recoil: no derived state, no snapshots, no other fancy stuff.

Just a way to conveniently exchange data between components when you find yourself creating dozens of Context Providers or wondering whether it’s possible to insert them into the component tree without re-rendering everything.


Vlad Balin says it’s all just glorified global variables, and giving them names makes things even worse %)

Still, I find it useful to have some kind of a namespace where you can peek at the state of your app when something looks off.

See you next time :)

Oleksandr Nikitin

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