Q: Are Context and Redux the same thing?
A: No. They are different tools that do different things, and you use them for different purposes.
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What’s State Management
in a Nutshell?
State management is simply a way to engender communication and sharing of data across components.
It creates a concrete data structure to represent your app's State that you can read and write.
by Mihaela @ WorksHubState Management Battle in React 2021: Hooks, Redux, and Recoil
Context is a dependency injection mechanism. Any value put in Context is available implicitly for downstream components.
const MyContext = React.createContext(defaultValue);
The composition of useReducer and useContext hooks together allows to implement a simple state management system which is more equivalent to what Redux does with React.
How to think about Redux
So the way I would distinguish it is: Redux is a very generic state management tool that can be used for a broad array of use cases. Caching state from a server UI state other complex data management on the client
by Mark Erikson"When (and when not) to reach for Redux"
There are many excellent reasons to choose Redux:
Redux is most useful when in cases when:
If you're only using Redux to avoid passing down props, context could replace Redux - but then you probably didn't need Redux in the first place.
by Mark Erikson