Combining GraphQL + mobx-state-tree (youtube.com)
May 28, 2019
GraphQL and mobx-state-tree are match made in heaven; both are a model first oriented technologies. GraphQL optimizes data fetches and mutations. Adding mobx-state-tree to this mix, makes this model even richer: It allows client only state, actions and derived data to be mixed into our data models.
Immer, Immutability and the Wonderful World of Proxies (youtube.com)
Nov 15, 2018
State management beyond the libraries (youtube.com)
Nov 02, 2018
Many battles have been fought over what is the best way to do state management. A gazillion of strategies and libraries are out there. So,.. it is time to take one step back. Why is state management relevant in the first place? What problems does it solve? For example, many debates are about mutability or immutability. But then Michel proposed that the more fundamental question to ask is: identities or values? With these concepts in mind, Michel took a look at several libraries and frameworks and recognize the patterns.
Immer Immutability made easy (youtube.com)
May 25, 2018
There and back again: grokking state and data (youtube.com)
Apr 18, 2018
Michel Weststrate: React, But For Data (youtube.com)
Oct 02, 2017
React and its component model is nowadays the most appealing abstraction to declaratively describe user interfaces. The core concepts are so powerful that we can apply them outside the DOM, like in React-VR, Sound manipulation, games etc. In this talk I will demonstrate that all the core ideas powering React are so powerful that we can even translate them to a completely different field: state management. MobX-state-tree applies these very same concepts to make data management declarative, elegant and easy to reason about.
Next generation state management (youtube.com)
May 23, 2017
Last years there have been great developments in state management libraries. Both Redux and MobX sprung from the React community and provide stand-alone, generic state management solutions. Both have gained big in popularity, and both have their own strengths and weaknesses. What can we learn from both approaches?
Complexity: Divide and Conquer! (youtube.com)
May 07, 2017
"Reactive programming" still sounds scary to many developers. As if it is an elevated way of thinking, only accessible to the chosen few. Nothing is less true! It is the most natural way to look at programming problems. You just might not realize it yet! In this talk, Michel will demonstrate that many complex UI problems, such as form validation and routing, can all be seen as '*actions* that change *facts* which leads to *reactions*'. And as soon as we start distinguishing those concepts in our applications; our code will become more declarative, more concise and less imperative.
Real World MobX (youtube.com)
Oct 03, 2016
At Mendix we use MobX to manage the state of our visual enterprise application studio. In this talk we will take a look behind the scenes and see how MobX simplifies concerns like authentication, data fetching and routing. The strong decoupling of state and UI helps us to iterate on our UI more quickly. The architecture of the studio is pluggable and we will see how MobX helps integrating external producers and consumers of state into the product. In the end, we believe that this approach results in a code base that is sane and accessible. In which we get things done quickly.
State Management is Easy (youtube.com)
May 26, 2016
State is the heart of each application and there is no quicker way to create buggy, unmanageable applications then by producing inconsistent state. Hence many state management solutions try to restrict the ways in which you can modify state, for example by making state immutable. But this introduces new problems; data needs to be normalised, referential integrity can no longer be guaranteed and it becomes next to impossible to use powerful concepts like prototypes.