A tiny but powerful system for managing 'resources': data that is persisted to remote servers.

✓ Removes nearly all boilerplate code for remotely-stored data ✓ Incrementally adoptable ✓ Encourages best practices like normalized state ✓ Works well with APIs that adhere to standardized formats, such as JSON API ✓ Works well with APIs that don't adhere to standardized formats, too ✓ Integrates well with your favorite technologies: HTTP, gRPC, normalizr, redux-observable, redux-saga, and more ✓ Microscopic file size (3kb gzipped!)

Older Documentation

This website is for the v3.0.0 version of Redux Resource. The documentation for older versions are hosted elsewhere:

Migration guides to the latest version can be found here.


To install the latest version:

npm install --save redux-resource

Table of Contents

  • Quick Start

    The quick start guide is a quick overview of basic Redux Resource usage.

  • Introduction

    The introduction explains why this library exists, and also explores alternative solutions.

  • Resources

    This section of the guides cover resource data, resource metadata, and resource lists.

  • Requests

    Requests represent asynchronous updates to resources. Learn more about them here.

  • Other Guides

    These guides cover additional topics related to using React Request.

  • Recipes

    Recipes are recommended patterns and best practices that you can use in your application.

  • Ecosystem Extras

    Redux Resource provides officially maintained bits of code that make working with the library even better.

  • FAQ

    Answers to frequently asked questions.

  • API Reference

    Describes the API of all of the exports of Redux Resource.

Quick Start

Follow this guide to get a taste of what it's like to work with Redux Resource.

First, we set up our store with a "resource reducer," which is a reducer that manages the state for one type of resource. In this guide, our reducer will handle the data for our "books" resource.

import { createStore, combineReducers } from 'redux';
import { resourceReducer } from 'redux-resource';

const reducer = combineReducers({
  books: resourceReducer('books')

const store = createStore(reducer);

Once we have a store, we can start dispatching actions to it. In this example, we initiate a request to read a book with an ID of 24, then follow it up with an action representing success. There are two actions, because requests usually occur over a network, and therefore take time to complete.

import { actionTypes } from 'redux-resource';
import store from './store';

// This action represents beginning the request to read a book with ID of 24. This
// could represent the start of an HTTP request, for instance.
  type: actionTypes.READ_RESOURCES_PENDING,
  resourceType: 'books',
  resources: [24]

// Later, when the request succeeds, we dispatch the success action.
  resourceType: 'books',
  // The `resources` list here is usually the response from an API call
  resources: [{
    id: 24,
    title: 'My Name is Red',
    releaseYear: 1998,
    author: 'Orhan Pamuk'

Later, in your view layer, you can access information about the status of this request. When it succeeds, accessing the returned book is straightforward.

import { getStatus } from 'redux-resource';
import store from './store';

const state = store.getState();
// The second argument to this method is a path into the state tree. This method
// protects you from needing to check for undefined values.
const readStatus = getStatus(store, 'books.meta[24].readStatus');

if (readStatus.pending) {
  console.log('The request is in flight.');

else if (readStatus.failed) {
  console.log('The request failed.');

else if (readStatus.succeeded) {
  const book = state.books.resources[24];

  console.log('The book was retrieved successfully, and here is the data:', book);

This is just a small sample of what it's like working with Redux Resource.

For a real-life webapp example that uses many more CRUD operations, check out the zero-boilerplate-redux webapp ⇗. This example project uses React, although Redux Resource works well with any view layer.


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