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ZUSTAND, Is Redux Coming to an End?


Why is this State Management Solution Named Zustand?

“Zustand” is a German word that translates to “state” in English. In the context of programming and software development, “Zustand” is often used in conjunction with “Zustands management,” which translates to “state management.”

It refers to the management of the state of an application, typically to keep track of data and user interactions in a web or mobile application.

What is Zustand?

A small, fast, and scalable bearbones state-management solution using simplified flux principles. Has a comfy API based on hooks, and isn’t boilerplates or opinionated.


Redux changed the game in the global management system. It was very successful and got widely adopted and used as the best state management system for any framework. Its principle serves greatly in software development. Almost all developers have used Redux to manage their global state and we all know how fast and maintainable it is to use Redux as the global state management tool. It makes debugging very easy and our app is predictable.

Yes, Redux took the grand stage in global state management, but there is a new kid on the block. This new kid is ready to capture the audience of the global state management system. It comes packing a powerful punch and is armed to the teeth. Its name is Zustand. With the arrival of Zustand and the goodies it brings, will it suffice to say that Redux reign is ending?


npm install zustand or yarn add zustand or pnpm add zustand


Here’s an example of how Zustand works and why you might want to use it:

import create from 'zustand';

// Define a Zustand store

const useCounterStore = create((set) => ({

  count: 0,

  increment: () => set((state) => ({ count: state.count + 1 })),

  decrement: () => set((state) => ({ count: state.count - 1 })),


// In a component

function Counter() {

  const { count, increment, decrement } = useCounterStore();

  return (


      <p>Count: {count}</p>

      <button onClick={increment}>Increment</button>

      <button onClick={decrement}>Decrement</button>





In this example:

  1. ‘create’ is used to create a Zustand store with an initial state and actions to update that state.
  2. The ‘useCounterStore’ store is defined with an initial state of `count` and two actions to increment and decrement the count.
  3. In the ‘Counter’ component, the state and actions from the store are accessed and used to display the count and handle user interactions.

Here’s Why you Might Want to Use Zustand for State Management in a React Application:

  1. Simplicity: Zustand provides a simple and intuitive API for managing the state of your application. It can make state management in React more straightforward and less boilerplate code than other solutions.
  2. Performance: Zustand is designed to be highly performant. It leverages JavaScript proxies to efficiently update state and trigger re-renders when necessary.
  3. React Integration: Zustand is designed to work seamlessly with React. It uses React hooks for state management, making it a natural fit for React applications.
  4. Size: Zustand is a tiny library with a small bundle size. This can be crucial for keeping your application lightweight, which is essential for web performance.
  5. Predictable and Clear: Zustand encourages a clear and predictable flow of state in your application. The state is kept in a centralized store, making it easier to reason about and debug.
  6. Flexible: Zustand doesn’t impose a specific way of structuring your state or components. You can use it with various architectural patterns and adapt it to your project’s needs.


Zustand is a popular choice for state management in React applications, especially when you want to keep your codebase clean, simple, and performant.

To know more about Zustand:

Site for Zustand:

Thoughts on “ZUSTAND, Is Redux Coming to an End?”

  1. Gomathy Raveena Nair

    Good One Rahul. Zustand proves to be a minimalistic state management library and what makes Zustand a great tool is that it’s not tied to the React context, a React application or React itself which can be an end to the redux reign.

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Rahul Raj

Rahul Raj is a Senior Technical Consultant at Perficient based in India. He is a MERN developer with tech knowledge, including React native (iOS and Android), nextJS, AEM tools, and Java. Outside work, Rahul enjoys running, bike riding, and podcasts.

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