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Babel vs Hermes: What are the differences?

What is Babel? Use next generation JavaScript, today. Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support.

What is Hermes? An open source and lightweight JavaScript engine. It is a JavaScript engine optimized for fast start up of React Native apps on Android. It features ahead-of-time static optimization and compact bytecode.

Babel and Hermes belong to "JavaScript Compilers" category of the tech stack.

Babel and Hermes are both open source tools. It seems that Babel with 34.1K GitHub stars and 3.69K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Hermes with 4.13K GitHub stars and 112 GitHub forks.

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    What is Babel?

    Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support.

    What is Hermes?

    It is a JavaScript engine optimized for fast start up of React Native apps on Android. It features ahead-of-time static optimization and compact bytecode.

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