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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 6K GitHub stars and 510 GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 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, Coya Stack, and FairVentures Lab.

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

Why developers like Elm?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Elm
Private Decisions at about Elm

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with Elm in their tech stack.

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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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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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Public Decisions about Elm

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

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ElmElm

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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ReactReactReduxReduxElmElm

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