Preact vs. Inferno vs. Deku

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What is Preact?

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).

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.

What is Deku?

A library for creating UI components using virtual DOM as an alternative to React. Deku has a smaller footprint (~10kb), a functional API, and doesn't support legacy browsers.
Why do developers choose Preact?
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Why do developers choose Inferno?
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Why do developers choose Deku?
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What are the cons of using Preact?
No Cons submitted yet for Preact
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What are the cons of using Inferno?
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What are the cons of using Deku?
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How much does Preact cost?
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What companies use Preact?
12 companies on StackShare use Preact
What companies use Inferno?
2 companies on StackShare use Inferno
What companies use Deku?
1 companies on StackShare use Deku
What tools integrate with Preact?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Preact
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with Deku?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Deku

What are some alternatives to Preact, Inferno, and Deku?

  • React - A JavaScript library for building user interfaces
  • jQuery - The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library.
  • AngularJS - Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework
  • Vue.js - Reactive Components for Modern Web Interfaces

See all alternatives to Preact

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