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Inferno vs Svelte: What are the differences?

Developers describe Inferno as "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. On the other hand, Svelte is detailed as "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.

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

"Faster than React" is the primary reason why developers consider Inferno over the competitors, whereas "Javascript compiler (do that browsers don't have to)" was stated as the key factor in picking Svelte.

Inferno and Svelte are both open source tools. Svelte with 19.2K GitHub stars and 715 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Inferno with 13.8K GitHub stars and 633 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Inferno and Svelte
Máté Homolya
Senior developer at Self-employed · | 11 upvotes · 176.5K views
Migrated
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ReactReact
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Svelte is everything a developer could ever want for flexible, scalable frontend development. I feel like React has reached a maturity level where there needs to be new syntactic sugar added (I'm looking at you, hooks!). I love how Svelte sets out to rebuild a new language to write interfaces in from the ground up.

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Alex Guesnon
Full-stack software engineer · | 3 upvotes · 81K views
Chose
SvelteSvelte
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Vue.jsVue.js

Svelte 3 is exacly what I'm looking for that Vue is not made for.

It has a iterable dom just like angular but very low overhead.

This is going to be used with the application.

for old/ lite devices . ie. * android tv, * micro linux, * possibly text based web browser for ascci and/or linux framebuffer * android go devices * android One devices

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Pros of Inferno
Pros of Svelte
  • 4
    React-like api
  • 4
    Faster than React
  • 3
    Smaller bundles
  • 3
    Faster than Angular
  • 3
    Faster than Vue
  • 2
    Compatibility package for existing React apps
  • 49
    Performance
  • 35
    Reactivity
  • 31
    Javascript compiler (do that browsers don't have to)
  • 31
    Components
  • 30
    Simplicity
  • 28
    Lightweight
  • 25
    Real Reactivity
  • 25
    Fast as vanilajs
  • 24
    Near to no learning curve
  • 18
    All in one
  • 17
    Compiler based
  • 16
    Use existing js libraries
  • 15
    Scalable
  • 14
    SSR
  • 13
    Very easy for beginners
  • 12
    Composable
  • 11
    Ease of use
  • 11
    No runtime overhead
  • 9
    Built in store
  • 8
    Typescript
  • 6
    Start with pure html + css
  • 6
    Best Developer Experience
  • 5
    Templates
  • 3
    Speed

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Cons of Inferno
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    • 3
      Event Listener Overload
    • 2
      Little to no libraries
    • 2
      Complex
    • 2
      Learning Curve
    • 2
      Hard to learn

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    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 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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    What are some alternatives to Inferno and Svelte?
    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.
    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).
    jQuery
    jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
    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.
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