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A type inferred, functional reactive language that compiles to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
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What is Elm?

Writing HTML apps is super easy with elm-lang/html. Not only does it render extremely fast, it also quietly guides you towards well-architected code.
Elm is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
Elm is an open source tool with 5.3K GitHub stars and 425 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Elm's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Elm?

Companies
37 companies reportedly use Elm in their tech stacks, including Brilliant, NoRedInk, and RolePoint.

Developers
227 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Elm.

Why developers like Elm?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Elm
Elm Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Elm in their tech stack.

Elm

Elm Is pretty freakin rad. Not only is it's type system hugely helpful, but the framework backing the language is fantastic.

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Redux
React

React is awesome, but is just a view library, when we need to manage state, there is Redux.js. The ecosystem of redux is big, complex and hard to integrate. That's why we choose to create hydux. Hydux is simple, the main idea is from Elm, a pure functional vdom-based framework for front-end. We seperate the whole app with state, actions and views. Which means not only our views are a tree, but also our state and actions. Reuse state and actions are just like reuse react components, no need to consider dependences.

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Dieter Vekeman
Dieter Vekeman
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Frontend application Elm

  • Typesafe frontend coding
  • Easy refactoring (make the changes and fix the compilation errors)
  • Quick (re)compilation (v0.19)
  • Automatic recompilation in development using npm + webpack
  • Production output is small and fast
  • Built-in architecture (The Elm Architecture: Model View Update)
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Elm Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Elm?
React
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
TypeScript
TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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Elm's Stats

Elm's Followers
315 developers follow Elm to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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