Inferno vs Preact: What are the differences?
"Faster than React" is the primary reason why developers consider Inferno over the competitors, whereas "Lightweight" was stated as the key factor in picking Preact.
Inferno and Preact are both open source tools. It seems that Preact with 23.1K GitHub stars and 1.2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Inferno with 13.8K GitHub stars and 636 GitHub forks.
Preact offers an API which is extremely similar to React's for less than 10% of its size (and
createElement is renamed to
h, which makes the overall bundle a lot smaller). Although it is less compatible with other libraries than the latter (and its ecosystem is nowhere as developed), this is generally not a problem as Preact exposes the
preact/compat API, which can be used as an alias both for React and ReactDOM and allows for the use of libraries which would otherwise just be compatible with React.
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