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Matter vs Relay: What are the differences?

Developers describe Matter as "A tiny collection of UI components". Matter is a tiny collection of UI components. The components are built with Deku. On the other hand, Relay is detailed as "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.

Matter and Relay can be categorized as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

Matter and Relay are both open source tools. It seems that Relay with 13.1K GitHub stars and 1.29K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Matter with 135 GitHub stars and 12 GitHub forks.

Facebook, ZeeMee, and Flexport are some of the popular companies that use Relay, whereas Matter is used by Nuxeo, Fekra Computers, and MEGA Limited. Relay has a broader approval, being mentioned in 39 company stacks & 7 developers stacks; compared to Matter, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

What is Matter?

Matter is a tiny collection of UI components. The components are built with Deku.

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 Matter and Relay?
        jQuery
        jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
        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.
        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.
        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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