Bourbon vs Sass: What are the differences?
Developers describe Bourbon as "A lightweight mixin library for Sass". Bourbon is a library of pure sass mixins that are designed to be simple and easy to use. No configuration required. The mixins aim to be as vanilla as possible, meaning they should be as close to the original CSS syntax as possible. On the other hand, Sass is detailed as "Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets". Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more. It's translated to well-formatted, standard CSS using the command line tool or a web-framework plugin.
Bourbon and Sass belong to "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" category of the tech stack.
"Simple mixins" is the primary reason why developers consider Bourbon over the competitors, whereas "Variables" was stated as the key factor in picking Sass.
Bourbon and Sass are both open source tools. It seems that Sass with 12K GitHub stars and 1.93K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Bourbon with 8.84K GitHub stars and 916 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Sass has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2082 company stacks & 1446 developers stacks; compared to Bourbon, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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