8 more React hooks you need to know about

React remains the pacesetter among JavaScript UI frameworks. There are plenty of ongoing developments in React, but the most important shift of the last few years was the move to functional components. Functional components rely on hooks for many of their capabilities. The most common hook is useState, but there are many others.

Here’s a look at eight useful React hooks you may not know about, and how to use them.


Everyone knows about useState because it replaces an essential feature of class-based components—the member variables to hold state—with a functional equivalent. The useReducer hook does something similar, but for more complex scenarios where state transitions are more involved and the application benefits from making transitions explicit. The useReducer hook is inspired by the reducers found in Redux. It can be seen as a middle ground between the simplicity of useState and the complexity of a state management system like Redux.

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