What is Inferno?
Inferno is an isomorphic library for building high-performance user interfaces, which is crucial when targeting mobile devices. Unlike typical virtual DOM libraries like React, Mithril, Virtual-dom, Snabbdom and Om, Inferno uses techniques to separate static and dynamic content. This allows Inferno to only "diff" renders that have dynamic values.
Inferno is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Inferno's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Inferno?
21 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Inferno.
Pros of Inferno
Faster than React
Faster than Angular
Faster than Vue
Compatibility package for existing React apps
- One of the fastest front-end frameworks for rendering UI in the DOM
- Components have a similar API to React ES2015 components with inferno-component
- Stateless components are fully supported and have more usability thanks to Inferno's hooks system
- Isomorphic/universal for easy server-side rendering with inferno-server
Inferno Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Inferno?
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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.
Preact is an attempt to recreate the core value proposition of React (or similar libraries like Mithril) using as little code as possible, with first-class support for ES2015. Currently the library is around 3kb (minified & gzipped).