import useSWR from 'swr'

function Profile() {
  //SWR always returns data and error
  const { data, error } = useSWR('/api/user', fetcher)
  //there are three basic data states:
  //error, loading, and data

  //these handle the first two
  if (error) return <div>failed to load</div>
  if (!data) return <div>loading...</div>
  //display data
  return <div>hello {}!</div>

To install just do npm install swr.

Make a simple fetcher function to pass to useSWR.

const fetcher = (...args) => fetch(...args).then(res => res.json())

To make it reusable, just pass useSWR to a function.

function useUser (id) {
  const { data, error } = useSWR(`/api/user/${id}`, fetcher)

  return {
    user: data,
    isLoading: !error && !data,
    isError: error

Then pass them into your conponents:

function Avatar ({ id }) {
  const { user, isLoading, isError } = useUser(id)

  if (isLoading) return <Spinner />
  if (isError) return <Error />
  return <img src={user.avatar} />