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Alternatives to React Canvas

React, React Router, styled-components, Angular CLI, and Ant Design are the most popular alternatives and competitors to React Canvas.
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What is React Canvas and what are its top alternatives?

React Canvas adds the ability for React components to render to "canvas" rather than DOM. This project is a work-in-progress. Though much of the code is in production on flipboard.com, the React canvas bindings are relatively new and the API is subject to change.
React Canvas is a tool in the JavaScript Framework Components category of a tech stack.
React Canvas is an open source tool with 12.8K GitHub stars and 961 GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to React Canvas's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to React Canvas

  • React

    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. ...

  • React Router

    React Router

    React Router is a complete routing solution designed specifically for React.js. It painlessly synchronizes the components of your application with the URL, with first-class support for nesting, transitions, and server side rendering. ...

  • styled-components

    styled-components

    Visual primitives for the component age. Use the best bits of ES6 and CSS to style your apps without stress 馃拝 ...

  • Angular CLI

    Angular CLI

    A command-line interface tool that you use to initialize, develop, scaffold, and maintain Angular applications. You can use the tool directly in a command shell, or indirectly through an interactive UI such as Angular Console. ...

  • Ant Design

    Ant Design

    An enterprise-class UI design language and React-based implementation. Graceful UI components out of the box, base on React Component. A npm + webpack + babel + dora + dva development framework. ...

  • Storybook

    Storybook

    It is an open source tool for developing UI components in isolation for React, Vue, and Angular. It makes building stunning UIs organized and efficient. ...

  • Angular Material

    Angular Material

    Sprint from Zero to App. Hit the ground running with comprehensive, modern UI components that work across the web, mobile and desktop. It allows to create material styled angular apps fast and easy. ...

  • Vue CLI

    Vue CLI

    Vue CLI aims to be the standard tooling baseline for the Vue ecosystem. It ensures the various build tools work smoothly together with sensible defaults so you can focus on writing your app instead of spending days wrangling with config. ...

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    Data flow
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    Isn't an mvc framework
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    Reactive updates
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    JSX
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    Learn once, write everywhere
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    Uni-directional data flow
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    Easy to Use
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    Works great with Flux Architecture
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    Great perfomance
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    Built by Facebook
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    Javascript
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    TypeScript support
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    Speed
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    Feels like the 90s
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    Scalable
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    Easy to start
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    Awesome
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    Fancy third party tools
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    Hooks
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    Functional
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    Server side views
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    Props
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    Rich ecosystem
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    Obama
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    Very gentle learning curve
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    Simple
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    Has arrow functions
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    Just the View of MVC
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    Cross-platform
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    Fragments
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    Start simple
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    Every decision architecture wise makes sense
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    Beautiful and Neat Component Management
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    Requires discipline to keep architecture organized
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    No predefined way to structure your app
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    Need to be familiar with lots of third party packages
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    JSX
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    Not enterprise friendly
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I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen鈥攕ince I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

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          1. Good documentation.
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