What is RactiveJS?
Ractive was originally created at theguardian.com to produce news applications. Ractive takes your Mustache templates and transforms them into a lightweight representation of the DOM – then when your data changes, it intelligently updates the real DOM.
RactiveJS is a tool in the Templating Languages & Extensions category of a tech stack.
RactiveJS is an open source tool with 5.9K GitHub stars and 442 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to RactiveJS's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses RactiveJS?
5 companies reportedly use RactiveJS in their tech stacks, including LeVego, Tinker Travel, and Record Bird.
16 developers on StackShare have stated that they use RactiveJS.
Pros of RactiveJS
Easy one page app templating of data
- Ractive.js is a template-driven UI library, but unlike other tools that generate inert HTML, it transforms your templates into blueprints for apps that are interactive by default.
- Two-way binding, animations, SVG support and more are provided out-of-the-box – but you can add whatever functionality you need by downloading and creating plugins.
- Some tools force you to learn a new vocabulary and structure your app in a particular way. Ractive works for you, not the other way around – and it plays well with other libraries.
RactiveJS Alternatives & Comparisons
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