In this episode of the React Native Show, Łukasz Chludziński ( and Ola Desmurs-Linczewska ( discuss state management in React Native apps. As there’s no magical formula for handling it, don’t expect straightforward direction or easy answers from this episode. Instead, get ready for:

- an overview of state management in React Native & React apps

- a deep-dive into state management libraries based on different philosophies, including Redux, MobX, XState, Jotai, and React Query

- an insight into how Ola compared these libraries when writing “Simplifying State Management in React Native”

- a few words of the book-writing process as seen by Ola

You can find Ola’s book on Amazon ( and GitHub (

New state management libraries keep appearing, so choosing the one that best suits your project and taste may be challenging. We hope to help you make this decision and get a broader perspective on state management in React Native by having Ola and Łukasz discuss the following aspects of a few libraries:

- the people behind them

- the category they belong, e.g. flux vs. proxy vs. atom, mutable vs. immutable, battle-tested vs. experimental

- how they work and what it means to the developer

Resources that Ola and Łukasz mentioned in this episode:

➡️ Dan Abramov’s Fundamentals of Redux Course

➡️ Michel Weststrate’s courses on Mobx,

➡️ State explosion

➡️ Daishi Kato’s course on Mobx

➡️ Dominik Dorfmeister’s blog about React Query

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