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MobX versus Inherited Model

MobX and InheritedModel are both state management solutions for Flutter apps, but they have different strengths and weaknesses.

MobX is a more complex library, but it offers a number of advantages over InheritedModel, including:

  • Reactivity: MobX uses a reactive programming model, which means that changes to state are automatically reflected in the UI. This can simplify your code and make it easier to maintain.
  • Centralized state management: MobX allows you to manage all of your app's state in one place, which can make it easier to debug and reason about your code.
  • Performance: MobX is highly optimized and can provide significant performance benefits for complex apps.

InheritedModel is a simpler library, but it also has some limitations:

  • Manual updates: InheritedModel does not automatically update the UI when state changes. You must manually call the notifyListeners() method to notify the UI of changes.
  • Decentralized state management: InheritedModel is a decentralized state management solution. This means that state can be scattered throughout your app, which can make it difficult to debug and reason about.
  • Performance: InheritedModel can be less performant than MobX for complex apps.

When to use MobX:

  • You are building a complex app with a lot of state.
  • You want to use a reactive programming model.
  • You want to centralize state management.
  • You need high performance.

When to use InheritedModel:

  • You are building a simple app with a little bit of state.
  • You want to use a decentralized state management solution.
  • You need a simple solution that is easy to learn and use.
  • You are not concerned about performance.

Which one should you use?

It depends on your specific needs. If you are building a complex app with a lot of state, you should use MobX. If you are building a simple app with a little bit of state, you can use InheritedModel.

Can the Inherited Model completely replace MobX?

Yes, the Inherited Model can completely replace MobX. However, it is important to note that the Inherited Model is a more manual solution. You will need to manually update the UI when state changes, and you will need to manage state yourself.

If you are looking for a more powerful and automated state management solution, then MobX is a better choice. However, if you need a simple solution that is easy to learn and use, then the Inherited Model is a good option.