This is cross-post from my medium article: https://medium.com/@Deam/laco-intro-5db2077ec829. Laco is a simple and powerful state management solution for React and Inferno. Powered by ideas from Redux and Unstated.
The first idea is the notion of a store. The store handles state and you can have multiple stores. You can create a store like so:
You can get or set a new state on your store:
The second idea is the idea of actions. An action is a function that sets a new state on a store.
The third and final idea is the idea of a Subscribe component. The Subscribe component takes an array of stores as input. The component acts like connect() for those that are familiar with Redux. The difference is that connect() is a higher order component while the Subscribe component uses render props. More on render props here.
That is the general gist of Laco. I hope you find the concepts simple and straightforward.
Laco is very lightweight (around 2kb minified) and is meant to make state management simpler which makes starting new projects more hassle free. Check out the GitHub repository and code sandbox examples.