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Elm

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 GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Elm's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Elm?

Companies
66 companies reportedly use Elm in their tech stacks, including Brilliant, Mind Gym, and for-school.

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

Elm Integrations

Pros of Elm
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Code stays clean
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Great type system
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No Runtime Exceptions
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Fun
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Easy to understand
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Type safety
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Correctness
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JS fatigue
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Ecosystem agrees on one Application Architecture
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Declarative
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Friendly compiler messages
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Fast rendering
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Welcoming community
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If it compiles, it runs
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Stable ecosystem
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'Batteries included'
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Package.elm-lang.org

Elm's Features

  • No Runtime Exceptions
  • Fearless refactoring
  • Understand anyone's code
  • Fast and friendly feedback
  • Enforced Semantic Versioning
  • Small Assets

Elm Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Elm?
TypeScript
TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
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.
PureScript
A small strongly typed programming language with expressive types that compiles to JavaScript, written in and inspired by Haskell.
ReasonML
It lets you write simple, fast and quality type safe code while leveraging both the JavaScript & OCaml ecosystems.It is powerful, safe type inference means you rarely have to annotate types, but everything gets checked for you.
Haskell
It is a general purpose language that can be used in any domain and use case, it is ideally suited for proprietary business logic and data analysis, fast prototyping and enhancing existing software environments with correct code, performance and scalability.
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