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Discussion on: Custom react hooks vs services

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Stephen E. Chiang Author

Then what is the advantage of a custom hook over a service?

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Sergio Daniel Xalambrí

Inside a custom hook you can access to React context or define an state, things you can't inside a service outside the React application.

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Stephen E. Chiang Author

You can if it's a service inside the react application...

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Dan Abramov

Hooks define state per call. This is very different. You can pass values between them and they execute while rendering.

Maybe this article helps? medium.com/@dan_abramov/making-sen...

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Stephen E. Chiang Author

Ah, so whereas services can be used as singletons, hooks are not because state is isolated...

However, if I don't need to define a state it can either be used as a hook or as a service?

Thanks for the article...and all that you do for react in general, cheers 🍻