Ebenezer Don
Dec 18, 2019 ⋅ 6 min read

GraphQL + React for noobs

Ebenezer Don Full-stack software engineer with a passion for building meaningful products that ease the lives of users.

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2 Replies to "GraphQL + React for noobs"

  1. Thanks for this article, Ebenezer. In recent months I’ve been using axios to make traditional API calls. Now, on a personal project of my own, I’m going to try using GraphQL. Sounds like you’re a proponent of using the Apollo Client? Quick question: With Apollo installed, what do you use for non-local state management? I’ve read that Apollo can be used as as substitute for the Context API and Redux. My recent experience has been with the Context API. I wonder if it makes sense to have an app with both Apollo and the Context API?

  2. Hi Robert, I’m glad you found this helpful. I think to a great extent, choosing a state management tool boils down to personal choice.

    In this case, I think using the Apollo cache would be easier. You might want to check out this article on Managing Local State with Apollo Client and React Hooks: https://itnext.io/managing-local-state-with-apollo-client-and-react-hooks-9ad357e6d649

    I also have an article on React Hooks and the Context API where I tried making the UseContext setup as straightforward as I can: https://blog.logrocket.com/use-hooks-and-context-not-react-and-redux/

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