redux VS rtk-query

Compare redux vs rtk-query and see what are their differences.


Predictable state container for JavaScript apps (by reduxjs)


Data fetching and caching addon for Redux Toolkit (by rtk-incubator)
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Posts with mentions or reviews of redux. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-14.


Posts with mentions or reviews of rtk-query. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-15.
  • What I Learned as a Web Dev on My First React Native Project
    14 projects | | 15 Dec 2021
    The Redux library is quite a common choice thanks to its broad ecosystem. Luckily, there is now a very useful Redux Toolkit that mitigates the amount of boilerplate you have to usually write. RTK Query is a very new Redux solution for data fetching and caching, hopefully making our lives even easier. Though the web seems to slowly be moving away from Redux to React Query, SWR or other solutions, mobile is a different story; Redux is holding on to its popularity, as it integrates well with libraries that persist and rehydrate the global state for users when they relaunch the app.
  • Is there an effective solution for implementing data-fetching logic while keeping the codebase DRY?
    2 projects | | 29 Jul 2021
    rtk query is built-in to the redux toolkit starting from v 1.6
  • Using Redux vs Regular States?
    1 project | | 5 Jun 2021
    For api data. Check out rtk query It is supposed to better for api data with redux. I have not yet tried it.
  • Kea: Production Ready React State Management
    5 projects | | 4 May 2021
    I haven't looked at Kea in a while, but I'll toss out some comparisons based on my knowledge of RTK and what I remember about Kea + looking at its docs.

    Kea's main selling point is that it lets you define self-contained chunks of Redux logic. Initially, this is similar to RTK's `createSlice`, in that you're writing a set of "case reducers" + action creators. However, it also build in Redux-Saga as a general-purpose side effects approach, and lets you write "listeners" that respond to dispatched actions.

    Where it particularly differs from RTK is in the amount of abstraction included. RTK tries to stay "visibly Redux" [0], and the abstractions are fairly thin - the focus is on simplifying the typical Redux code patterns, without hiding the fact that you're using Redux. Kea is much more heavily abstracted. It does use a number of Redux terms ("actions", "reducers", etc), but the code that you write looks noticeably different than a "typical" Redux app. Also, RTK focuses on thunks as the default async approach, rather than sagas [1]

    I believe Kea also has some mechanisms for combining together those "logic" chunks in various ways, including doing so dynamically at runtime, and it appears to have some "lifecycle"-type callbacks for handling when those chunks get mounted and unmounted.

    RTK Query [2] [3], on the other hand, is a purpose-built data-fetching abstraction, most similar to React Query and Apollo. Its only purpose is to fetch data from whatever URL endpoints you've defined, handle the loading state, update the cache with the results, and re-render whatever components care about that data.

    I haven't actually used Kea myself, but it does appear to have some meaningful thought and development put into it. I would still recommend RTK as the default approach for anyone wanting to use Redux (and of course I'm biased there), but Kea has some interesting approaches.





  • Redux Toolkit v1.6 alpha.1: RTK Query APIs integrated and smaller bundles with Redux 4.1!
    3 projects | | 25 Apr 2021
    3 projects | | 25 Apr 2021
    I opened a PR with various different API suggestsions, feedback is very welcome. See this example code in the PR
  • Apollo or redux for state?
    2 projects | | 23 Apr 2021
    tl;dr Apollo, URQL, SWR, react-query, nor even RTK Query are meant to be wholesale replacements for Redux which is meant for global state.
  • RTK Query 0.3 Final Beta: custom query functions, lazy queries, and more!
    3 projects | | 19 Apr 2021
  • Use case for redux-thunk?
    1 project | | 17 Apr 2021
    You may want to look into our upcoming "RTK Query" API, which is specifically designed to abstract the process of fetching and caching data for Redux. We've got one more alpha release coming up that we're finalizing now, and then we'll be merging the APIs back into Redux Toolkit itself and releasing it.
  • Cousins playing nicely: Experimenting with NgRx Store and RTK Query
    5 projects | | 13 Apr 2021
    Redux provides state management that has been widely used across many different web ecosystems for a long time. NgRx provides a more opinionated, batteries-included framework for managing state and side effects in the Angular ecosystem based on the Redux pattern. Redux Toolkit provides users of Redux the same batteries-included approach with conveniences for setting up state management and side effects. The Redux Toolkit (RTK) team has recently released RTK Query, described as "an advanced data fetching and caching tool, designed to simplify common cases for loading data in a web application", built on top of Redux Toolkit and Redux internally. When I first read the documentation for RTK Query, it immediately piqued my interest in a few ways:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing redux and rtk-query you can also consider the following projects:

redux-saga - An alternative side effect model for Redux apps

zustand - 🐻 Bear necessities for state management in React

react-query - ⚛️ Hooks for fetching, caching and updating asynchronous data in React

msw - Seamless REST/GraphQL API mocking library for browser and Node.js.

redux-toolkit - The official, opinionated, batteries-included toolset for efficient Redux development

Recoil - Recoil is an experimental state management library for React apps. It provides several capabilities that are difficult to achieve with React alone, while being compatible with the newest features of React.

effector-react - The state manager ☄️

cerebral - Declarative state and side effects management for popular JavaScript frameworks

fluxible - A pluggable container for universal flux applications.