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Simple πŸ’ͺ fast ⚑️ and small 🎈 (400 bytes) global state management for React which can be used outside of a React component too!

yarn add react-ridge-state


npm install react-ridge-state --save

Why another state library πŸ€”

We were frustrated that the current solutions could often only be used from React or have too complicated APIs. We wanted a lightweight solution with a smart API that can also be used outside React components.

Features πŸ€Ήβ€β™€οΈ

  • React / React Native
  • Simple
  • Fast
  • Very tiny (400 bytes)
  • 100% Typesafe
  • Hooks
  • Use outside React components
  • Custom selectors for deep state selecting

Getting started πŸ‘ πŸ‘Œ

Create a new state

import { newRidgeState } from "react-ridge-state";

interface CartProduct {
  id: number;
  name: string;

export const cartProductsState = newRidgeState<CartProduct[]>([
  { id: 1, name: "Product" },

Use state inside components

import { cartProductsState } from "../cartProductsState";

// same interface and usage as setState
const [cartProducts, setCartProducts] = cartProductsState.use();

// if you only need the value and no setState
const cartProducts = cartProductsState.useValue();

// if you only want to subscribe to part of your state (this example the first product)
const cartProducts = cartProductsState.useSelector((state) => state[0]);

// custom comparison function (only use this if you have heavy child components and the default === comparison is not sufficient enough)
const cartProducts = cartProductsState.useSelector(
  (state) => state[0],
  (a, b) => JSON.stringify(a) === JSON.stringify(b)

Supported functions outside of React

The following functions work outside of React e.g. in your middleware but you can also use them in your component. (but these functions are not subscribed to changes)

import { cartProductsState } from "../cartProductsState";

// get the root state

// set the state directly
cartProductsState.set([{ id: 1, name: "NiceProduct" }]);

// if you want previous state as callback
cartProductsState.set((prevState) => [
  { id: 1, name: "NiceProduct" },

// you can also use a callback so you know when state has rendered
  (prevState) => [...prevState, { id: 1, name: "NiceProduct" }],
  (newState) => {
    console.log("New state is rendered everywhere");

// you can reset to initial state too


// CartState.ts
import { newRidgeState } from "react-ridge-state";

// this can be used everywhere in your application
export const globalCounterState = newRidgeState<number>(0); // 0 could be something else like objects etc. you decide!

// Counter.tsx
function Counter() {
  // you can use these everywhere in your application the globalCounterState will update automatically  even if set globally
  const [count, setCount] = globalCounterState.use();
  return (
      <div>Count: {count}</div>
      <button onClick={() => setCount(count + 1)}>Add 1</button>

// CounterViewer.tsx
function CounterViewer() {
  // you can use these everywhere in your application the globalCounterState will update automatically even if set globally
  const counter = globalCounterState.useValue();

  return (
      <div>Count: {counter}</div>

Usage in class components

Since we want to keep this library small we are not supporting class components but you could use wrappers like this if you have class components, however we would recommend to use functional components since they are more type safe and easier to use.

class YourComponentInternal extends Component {
  render() {
      <div>Count: {this.props.count}</div>
      <button onClick={() => this.props.setCount(count + 1)}>Add 1</button>

export default function YourComponent(props) {
  const [count, setCount] = globalCounterState.use();
  return <YourComponentInternal {...props} count={count} setCount={setCount}>

Persistence example

It's possible to add make your state persistent, you can use storage library you desire. localStorage is even simpler since you don't need async functions

const authStorageKey = "auth";
const authState = newRidgeState<AuthState>(
  { loading: true, token: "" },
    onSet: async (newState) => {
      try {
        await AsyncStorage.setItem("@key", JSON.stringify(newState));
      } catch (e) {}

// setInitialState fetches data from localStorage
async function setInitialState() {
  try {
    const item = await AsyncStorage.getItem("@key");
    if (item) {
      const initialState = JSON.parse(item);
  } catch (e) {}

// run function as application starts

Managing complex/nested state with Immer

Sometimes you might need to update values that are deeply nested, code for this can end up looking verbose as you will likely need to use many spread operators. A small utility library called Immer can help simplify things.

const characterState = newRidgeState<CharacterState>({
  gold: 100,
  stats: {
    spells: {
      fire: 10,
      watter: 10
    battle: {
      health: 100,
      mana: 100
    profession: {
      mining: 10,
      herbalism: 10

// Update mana and herbalism without immer
characterState.set(previous => ({
  stats: {
    battle: {
      mana: 200
    profession: {
      herbalism: 20

// Update mana and herbalism using immer
import { produce } from "immer";

characterState.set(previous =>
  produce(previous, updated => {
    updated.stats.battle.mana = 200
    updated.stats.profession.herbalism = 20

Testing your components which use react-ridge-state

You can find examples of testing components with global state here:


Jest keeps the global state between tests in one file. Tests inside one file run synchronous by default, so no racing can occur.

When testing in different files (test1.test.js, test2.test.js), the global state is new for every file. You don't have to mock or reset the state even if the tests run in parallel.


In Mocha you will need to reset the state the initial value before each test since the state is shared across all tests. You could do that with the code below and not using the --parallel mode of Mocha.

beforeEach(()=> {

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