Monkberry vs Preact

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Monkberry

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Monkberry vs Preact: What are the differences?

Developers describe Monkberry as "Blazingly fast, small 1kb and simple JavaScript library for building web user interfaces". Why is Monkberry so fast? Even in comparison with React, Monkberry is 10 times faster, sometimes 100 times faster It's because Monkberry will do only necessary dom updates, and does it in a completely different way than React does. Monkberry compiles template to plain JavaScript to gain an advantage by using v8 hidden classes and reduce call stack.. On the other hand, Preact is detailed as "A fast 3k React alternative". 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).

Monkberry and Preact can be primarily classified as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

Monkberry 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 Monkberry with 1.46K GitHub stars and 77 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Monkberry and Preact
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Preact
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React

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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    Fast
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    Simple
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    Awesome
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    Lightweight
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    Drop-in replacement for React
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    Props/state passed to render
  • 3
    Performance
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    ES6 class components

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What is Monkberry?

Why is Monkberry so fast? Even in comparison with React, Monkberry is 10 times faster, sometimes 100 times faster. It's because Monkberry will do only necessary dom updates, and does it in a completely different way than React does. Monkberry compiles template to plain JavaScript to gain an advantage by using v8 hidden classes and reduce call stack.

What is 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).

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