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Inferno vs Relay: What are the differences?

What is Inferno? A fast, React-like JavaScript library for building UIs. 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 Relay? A JavaScript Framework for Building Data-Driven React Applications, by Facebook. Never again communicate with your data store using an imperative API. Simply declare your data requirements using GraphQL and let Relay figure out how and when to fetch your data.

Inferno and Relay can be primarily classified as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

Some of the features offered by Inferno are:

  • One of the fastest front-end frameworks for rendering UI in the DOM
  • Components have a similar API to React ES2015 components with inferno-component
  • Stateless components are fully supported and have more usability thanks to Inferno's hooks system

On the other hand, Relay provides the following key features:

  • Build data driven apps
  • Declarative style
  • Mutate data on the client and server

Inferno and Relay are both open source tools. It seems that Inferno with 13.8K GitHub stars and 636 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Relay with 13.1K GitHub stars and 1.29K GitHub forks.

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 Relay?

Never again communicate with your data store using an imperative API. Simply declare your data requirements using GraphQL and let Relay figure out how and when to fetch your data.
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        What are some alternatives to Inferno and Relay?
        jQuery
        jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
        React
        Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
        jQuery UI
        Whether you're building highly interactive web applications or you just need to add a date picker to a form control, jQuery UI is the perfect choice.
        AngularJS
        AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
        Vue.js
        It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
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        Parabol, Inc. uses RelayRelay

        Before relay-modern, we wrote our own subscriptions-capable GraphQL client + cache called Cashay. We switched to relay-modern when its functionality and community surpassed our own

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        Cirrus Labs uses RelayRelay

        Relay is used to minimize client-side logic on https://cirrus-ci.com/

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