Also worth noting that the article doesn't address the benefits listed in a link he provides near the end, namely: - It helps keep the naming consistent because all action types are gathered in a single place. - Sometimes you want to see all existing actions before working on a new feature. It may be that the action you need was already added by somebody on the team, but you didn’t know. - The list of action types that were added, removed, and changed in a Pull Request helps everyone on the team keep track of scope and implementation of new features. - If you make a typo when importing an action constant, you will get undefined. This is much easier to notice than a typo when you wonder why nothing happens when the action is dispatched.