Finally a new blog post from me!
Yesterday someone on a Discord server I’m also in posted a link to this repository: https://github.com/shiftyp/object-hooks-test.
The repository contains a custom React hook with which you can reset your state to the initial state.
I have been using React now for about 1 - 1,5 years and I never thought about resetting the state to its initial state.
Quickly (in 7 minutes) I smashed together a custom react hook which exactly does this one thing… and I published it on NPM too!
You can find it here: https://www.npmjs.com/package/react-resettable-state
And also being an open source enthusiast I published the source code as well under the MIT license: https://github.com/YannickFricke/react-resettable-state.
(Publishing the code, setting up the GitHub Actions (for testing and releasing) took much longer than writing the hook LOL)
What are the benefits of using this package?
Oh that’s a good question! The Readme file in the repository contains two examples (right now).
The first example is about a basic counter (yes we all know that kind of example).
The second one is about form data.
If you have another idea of new examples feel free to make a pull request! I would love to see more use cases.
How do I use the package?
PS: Stay healthy in these times! <3