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Alternatives to Ant Design

Material-UI, Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Semantic UI React, and Blueprint are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Ant Design.
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What is Ant Design and what are its top alternatives?

An enterprise-class UI design language and React-based implementation. Graceful UI components out of the box, base on React Component. A npm + webpack + babel + dora + dva development framework.
Ant Design is a tool in the JavaScript Framework Components category of a tech stack.
Ant Design is an open source tool with 77K GitHub stars and 32K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Ant Design's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Ant Design

  • Material-UI

    Material-UI

    MUI (formerly Material-UI) is the React UI library you always wanted. Follow your own design system, or start with Material Design. ...

  • Bootstrap

    Bootstrap

    Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. ...

  • Semantic UI

    Semantic UI

    Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI. ...

  • Semantic UI React

    Semantic UI React

    Semantic UI React is the official React integration for Semantic UI. jQuery Free, Declarative API, Shorthand Props, and more. ...

  • Blueprint

    Blueprint

    Blueprint is a React UI toolkit for the web. It is optimized for building complex, data-dense web interfaces for desktop applications. If you rely heavily on mobile interactions and are looking for a mobile-first UI toolkit, this may not be for you. ...

  • NativeBase

    NativeBase

    NativeBase is a free and open source framework that enables developers to build high-quality mobile apps using React Native iOS and Android apps with a fusion of ES6. NativeBase builds a layer on top of React Native that provides you with basic set of components for mobile application development. This helps you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms. ...

  • Material Design

    Material Design

    Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences. ...

  • ElementUI

    ElementUI

    It is not focused on Mobile development, mainly because it lacks responsiveness on mobile WebViews. ...

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Material-UI

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PROS OF MATERIAL-UI
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    React
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    Material Design
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    Ui components
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    CSS framework
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    Component
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    Looks great
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    Good documentation
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    Responsive
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    LESS
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    Open source
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    Code examples
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    Ui component
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    Flexible
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    JSS
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    Very accessible
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    Angular
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    Supports old browsers out of the box
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    Designed for Server Side Rendering
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    Interface
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    Fun
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    LADO
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    Easy to work with
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    Barev Arman
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    Asdasd
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CONS OF MATERIAL-UI
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    Hard to learn. Bad documentation
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    Hard to customize
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    Hard to understand Docs
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    Extra library needed for date/time pickers
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    Bad performance
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    For editable table component need to use material-table
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    Long Code

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Adebayo Akinlaja
Engineering Manager at Andela · | 26 upvotes · 845.8K views

I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen—since I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

A major problem of Material Kit for me is it isn't written in TypeScript and there isn't any plans to support its TypeScript version. I rolled up my sleeve and started converting their components to TypeScript and if you'll ask me, I am still on it.

In summary, I used the Create React App with TypeScript support and I am spending some time converting Material Kit to TypeScript before I start developing against it. All of these components are going to be hosted on Bit.

If you feel I am crazy or I have gotten something wrong, I'll be willing to listen to your opinion. Also, if you want to have a share of whatever TypeScript version of Material Kit I end up coming up with, let me know.

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My React website is a simple 5-pager that attaches to a database to store and display registrations and other data. The user (small user base) can change any form elements, but I don't need theme-ing, though that would be fun for the user. reactstrap/react-bootstrap built on Bootstrap 4 sounds dated. I am familiar with reactstrap, but a friend said to try Material-UI. The thought of learning it is interesting, but somehow I think it might be overkill. So... reactstrap, react-bootstrap, or Material UI, which should I use?

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Bootstrap

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PROS OF BOOTSTRAP
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    UI components
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    Consistent
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    Great docs
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    Flexible
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    HTML, CSS, and JS framework
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    Open source
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    Widely used
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    Customizable
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    HTML framework
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    Popular
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    Easy setup
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    Mobile first
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    Great grid system
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    Great community
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    Future compatibility
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    Integration
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    Very powerful foundational front-end framework
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    Standard
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    Javascript plugins
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    Build faster prototypes
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    Preprocessors
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    Grids
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    Clean
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    Good for a person who hates CSS
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    Love it
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    Easy to setup and learn
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    Rapid development
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    Great and easy to use
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    Clean and quick frontend development
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    Community
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    Provide angular wrapper
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    Great and easy
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    Powerful grid system, Rapid development, Customization
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    Great customer support
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    Popularity
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    Great and easy to make a responsive website
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    Sprzedam opla
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    Easy to use
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    Easy setup2
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    Reactjs
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    Responsive design
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    Geo
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    Not tied to jQuery
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    Design Agnostic
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    So clean and simple
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    Numerous components
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    Recognizable
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    Intuitive
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    Love the classes?
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    Material-ui
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    Felxible, comfortable, user-friendly
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    Pre-Defined components
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    Boostrap
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    Painless front end development
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    It's fast
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    The fame
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CONS OF BOOTSTRAP
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    Javascript is tied to jquery
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    Every site uses the defaults
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    Grid system break points aren't ideal
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    Too much heavy decoration in default look
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    Verbose styles
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    Super heavy

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Ganesa Vijayakumar
Full Stack Coder | Module Lead · | 19 upvotes · 2.6M views

I'm planning to create a web application and also a mobile application to provide a very good shopping experience to the end customers. Shortly, my application will be aggregate the product details from difference sources and giving a clear picture to the user that when and where to buy that product with best in Quality and cost.

I have planned to develop this in many milestones for adding N number of features and I have picked my first part to complete the core part (aggregate the product details from different sources).

As per my work experience and knowledge, I have chosen the followings stacks to this mission.

UI: I would like to develop this application using React, React Router and React Native since I'm a little bit familiar on this and also most importantly these will help on developing both web and mobile apps. In addition, I'm gonna use the stacks JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, Bootstrap wherever required.

Service: I have planned to use Java as the main business layer language as I have 7+ years of experience on this I believe I can do better work using Java than other languages. In addition, I'm thinking to use the stacks Node.js.

Database and ORM: I'm gonna pick MySQL as DB and Hibernate as ORM since I have a piece of good knowledge and also work experience on this combination.

Search Engine: I need to deal with a large amount of product data and it's in-detailed info to provide enough details to end user at the same time I need to focus on the performance area too. so I have decided to use Solr as a search engine for product search and suggestions. In addition, I'm thinking to replace Solr by Elasticsearch once explored/reviewed enough about Elasticsearch.

Host: As of now, my plan to complete the application with decent features first and deploy it in a free hosting environment like Docker and Heroku and then once it is stable then I have planned to use the AWS products Amazon S3, EC2, Amazon RDS and Amazon Route 53. I'm not sure about Microsoft Azure that what is the specialty in it than Heroku and Amazon EC2 Container Service. Anyhow, I will do explore these once again and pick the best suite one for my requirement once I reached this level.

Build and Repositories: I have decided to choose Apache Maven and Git as these are my favorites and also so popular on respectively build and repositories.

Additional Utilities :) - I would like to choose Codacy for code review as their Startup plan will be very helpful to this application. I'm already experienced with Google CheckStyle and SonarQube even I'm looking something on Codacy.

Happy Coding! Suggestions are welcome! :)

Thanks, Ganesa

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Francisco Quintero
Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 13 upvotes · 810K views

For Etom, a side project. We wanted to test an idea for a future and bigger project.

What Etom does is searching places. Right now, it leverages the Google Maps API. For that, we found a React component that makes this integration easy because using Google Maps API is not possible via normal API requests.

You kind of need a map to work as a proxy between the software and Google Maps API.

We hate configuration(coming from Rails world) so also decided to use Create React App because setting up a React app, with all the toys, it's a hard job.

Thanks to all the people behind Create React App it's easier to start any React application.

We also chose a module called Reactstrap which is Bootstrap UI in React components.

An important thing in this side project(and in the bigger project plan) is to measure visitor through out the app. For that we researched and found that Keen was a good choice(very good free tier limits) and also it is very simple to setup and real simple to send data to

Slack and Trello are our defaults tools to comunicate ideas and discuss topics, so, no brainer using them as well for this project.

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Semantic UI

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PROS OF SEMANTIC UI
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    Easy to use and looks elegant
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    Variety of components
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    Themes
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    Has out-of-the-box widgets i would actually use
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    Semantic, duh
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    Its the future
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    Open source
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    Very active development
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    Far less complicated structure
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    Gulp
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    Already has more features than bootstrap
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    Just compare it to Bootstrap and you'll be hooked
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    UI components
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    Clean and consistent markup model
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    Responsiveness
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    Elegant. clean. readable. maintainable
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    Because it is semantic :-D
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    Good-Looking
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    Great docs
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    Consistent
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    Is big and look really great, nothing like this
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    Modular and scalable
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    Jquery
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    Easy to use
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    Blends with reactjs
CONS OF SEMANTIC UI
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    Outdated build tool (gulp 3))
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    HTML is not semantic (see list component)
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    Javascript is tied to jquery
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    Poor accessibility support

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ReactQL is a React + GraphQL front-end starter kit. #JSX is a natural way to think about building UI, and it renders to pure #HTML in the browser and on the server, making it trivial to build server-rendered Single Page Apps. GraphQL via Apollo was chosen for the data layer; #GraphQL makes it simple to request just the data your app needs, and #Apollo takes care of communicating with your API (written in any language; doesn't have to be JavaScript!), caching, and rendering to #React.

ReactQL is written in TypeScript to provide full types/Intellisense, and pick up hard-to-diagnose goofs that might later show up at runtime. React makes heavy use of Webpack 4 to handle transforming your code to an optimised client-side bundle, and in throws back just enough code needed for the initial render, while seamlessly handling import statements asynchronously as needed, making the payload your user downloads ultimately much smaller than trying to do it by hand.

React Helmet was chosen to handle <head> content, because it works universally, making it easy to throw back the correct <title> and other tags on the initial render, as well as inject new tags for subsequent client-side views.

styled-components, Sass, Less and PostCSS were added to give developers a choice of whether to build styles purely in React / JavaScript, or whether to defer to a #css #preprocessor. This is especially useful for interop with UI frameworks like Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Foundation, etc - ReactQL lets you mix and match #css and renders to both a static .css file during bundling as well as generates per-page <style> tags when using #StyledComponents.

React Router handles routing, because it works both on the server and in the client. ReactQL customises it further by capturing non-200 responses on the server, redirecting or throwing back custom 404 pages as needed.

Koa is the web server that handles all incoming HTTP requests, because it's fast (TTFB < 5ms, even after fully rendering React), and its natively #async, making it easy to async/await inside routes and middleware.

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Semantic UI React

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PROS OF SEMANTIC UI REACT
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    Great look&feel
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    Really adaptive -good support of different screen sizes
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    Great lib, lots of components enough to build a big app
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    Extensible and lots of components but no transitions
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    Documentation is also understandable
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    Easy Customization
CONS OF SEMANTIC UI REACT
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    Poor Documentation
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Recently I have been working on an open source stack to help people consolidate their personal health data in a single database so that AI and analytics apps can be run against it to find personalized treatments. We chose to go with a #containerized approach leveraging Docker #containers with a local development environment setup with Docker Compose and nginx for container routing. For the production environment we chose to pull code from GitHub and build/push images using Jenkins and using Kubernetes to deploy to Amazon EC2.

We also implemented a dashboard app to handle user authentication/authorization, as well as a custom SSO server that runs on Heroku which allows experts to easily visit more than one instance without having to login repeatedly. The #Backend was implemented using my favorite #Stack which consists of FeathersJS on top of Node.js and ExpressJS with PostgreSQL as the main database. The #Frontend was implemented using React, Redux.js, Semantic UI React and the FeathersJS client. Though testing was light on this project, we chose to use AVA as well as ESLint to keep the codebase clean and consistent.

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We chose to use React as our frontend. This will allow us to effectively manage and condense our code into repeatable components to avoid repetition and promote clarity. We have also decide to use Redux as it has proven to be an efficient way to manage a state space given a complex and scalable product such as ours. To avoid costly time and effort with boiler plate styling of common components, we have decided to use the Semantic UI React open-source library as it provides great customization and clear documentation. Lastly, we will be using Jest for frontend Unit testing, as it is a popular framework and has great support for React.

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Blueprint

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PROS OF BLUEPRINT
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    Documentation is very well done
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    Awesome components
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    Great app
CONS OF BLUEPRINT
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    Tobias Widmer

    Onedot is building an automated data preparation service using probabilistic and statistical methods including artificial intelligence (AI). From the beginning, having a stable foundation while at the same time being able to iterate quickly was very important to us. Due to the nature of compute workloads we face, the decision for a functional programming paradigm and a scalable cluster model was a no-brainer. We started playing with Apache Spark very early on, when the platform was still in its infancy. As a storage backend, we first used Cassandra, but found out that it was not the optimal choice for our workloads (lots of rather smallish datasets, data pipelines with considerable complexity, etc.). In the end, we migrated dataset storage to Amazon S3 which proved to be much more adequate to our case. In the frontend, we bet on more traditional frameworks like React/Redux.js, Blueprint and a number of common npm packages of our universe. Because of the very positive experience with Scala (in particular the ability to write things very expressively, use immutability across the board, etc.) we settled with TypeScript in the frontend. In our opinion, a very good decision. Nowadays, transpiling is a common thing, so we thought why not introduce the same type-safety and mathematical rigour to the user interface?

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    NativeBase

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      Easy setup and use
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      Kaouther Mefteh

      I am starting my first React Native project soon, and I ended up with the recommendation of a react native paper UI library. Is it worth working with it or will it be advisable to work with NativeBase element of React. BTW, UI is important in my project.

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      Obsaa Abdalhalim
      CEO, Founder at Kafali PAY inc. · | 1 upvote · 252.2K views

      React Native NativeBase redux-saga Apollo GraphQL Node.js PostGraphile PostgreSQL PubNub . @PLAID Dwolla.js . Zube GitHub Yarn npm AWS Elastic Beanstalk

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      Material Design

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        They really set a new bar in design
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        An intuitive design
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        Simply, And Beautiful
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        Many great libraries
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      CONS OF MATERIAL DESIGN
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        Sometimes, it can hang the browser

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      Giordanna De Gregoriis
      Jr Fullstack Developer at Stefanini Inspiring · | 8 upvotes · 98K views

      TL;DR: Shall I keep developing with Nuxt.js 2 and wait for a migration guide to Nuxt 3? Or start developing with Vue.js 3 using Vite, and then migrate to Nuxt 3 when it comes out?

      Long version: We have an old web application running on AngularJS and Bootstrap for frontend. It is mostly a user interface to easily read and post data to our engine.

      We want to redo this web application. Started from scratch using the newest version of Angular 2+ and Material Design for frontend. We haven't even finished rewriting half of the application and it is becoming dreadful to work on.

      • The cold start takes too much time
      • Every little change reload the whole page. Seconds to minutes of development lost looking at a loading blank page just changing css
      • Code maintainability is getting worse... again... as the application grows, since we must create everytime 5 files for a new page (html, component.ts, module.ts, scss, routing.ts)

      I'm currently trying to code a Proof of Concept using Nuxt.js and Tailwind CSS. But the thing is, Vue.js 3 is out and has interesting features such as the composition API, teleport and fragments. Also we wish to use the Vite frontend tooling, to improve our time developing regardless of our application size. It feels like a better alternative to Webpack, which is what Nuxt 2 uses.

      I'm already trying Nuxt.js with the nuxt-vite experimental module, but many nuxt modules are still incompatible from the time I'm posting this. It is also becoming cumbersome not being able to use teleport or fragments, but that can be circumvented with good components.

      What I'm asking is, what should be the wisest decision: keep developing with Nuxt 2 and wait for a migration guide to Nuxt 3? Or start developing with Vue.js 3 using Vite, and then migrate to Nuxt 3 when it comes out?

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      Ashish Sharma
      Sr. UI Associate at Daffodil Software · | 5 upvotes · 370.4K views

      I am a bit confused when to choose Bootstrap vs Material Design or Tailwind CSS, and why? I mean, in which kind of projects we can work with bootstrap/Material/Tailwind CSS? If the design is made up on the grid, we prefer bootstrap, and if flat design, then material design. Similarly, when do we choose tailwind CSS?

      Any suggestion would be appreciated?

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      ElementUI

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        Avaliable for other frontend frameworks too
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      CONS OF ELEMENTUI
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        Sarmad Chaudhary
        Founder & CEO at Ebiz Ltd. · | 9 upvotes · 454.5K views

        Hi there!

        I just want to have a simple poll/vote...

        If you guys need a UI/Component Library for React, Vue.js, or AngularJS, which type of library would you prefer between:

        1 ) A single maintained cross-framework library that is 100% compatible and can be integrated with any popular framework like Vue, React, Angular 2, Svelte, etc.

        2) A native framework-specific library developed to work only on target framework like ElementUI for Vue, Ant Design for React.

        Your advice would help a lot! Thanks in advance :)

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