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Elm vs Svelte: What are the differences?

What is Elm? A type inferred, functional reactive language that compiles to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Writing HTML apps is super easy with elm-lang/html. Not only does it render extremely fast, it also quietly guides you towards well-architected code.

What is Svelte? A UI framework that compiles into tiny standalone JavaScript modules. If you've ever built a JavaScript application, the chances are you've encountered – or at least heard of – frameworks like React, Angular, Vue and Ractive. Like Svelte, these tools all share a goal of making it easy to build slick interactive user interfaces. Rather than interpreting your application code at run time, your app is converted into ideal JavaScript at build time. That means you don't pay the performance cost of the framework's abstractions, or incur a penalty when your app first loads.

Elm and Svelte are primarily classified as "Languages" and "Javascript UI Libraries" tools respectively.

"Code stays clean" is the primary reason why developers consider Elm over the competitors, whereas "All in one" was stated as the key factor in picking Svelte.

Elm and Svelte are both open source tools. It seems that Svelte with 20.7K GitHub stars and 772 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Elm with 5.3K GitHub stars and 424 GitHub forks.

What is Elm?

Writing HTML apps is super easy with elm-lang/html. Not only does it render extremely fast, it also quietly guides you towards well-architected code.

What is Svelte?

If you've ever built a JavaScript application, the chances are you've encountered – or at least heard of – frameworks like React, Angular, Vue and Ractive. Like Svelte, these tools all share a goal of making it easy to build slick interactive user interfaces. Rather than interpreting your application code at run time, your app is converted into ideal JavaScript at build time. That means you don't pay the performance cost of the framework's abstractions, or incur a penalty when your app first loads.

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