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Polymer vs Web Starter Kit: What are the differences?

What is Polymer? A new library built on top of Web Components, designed to leverage the evolving web platform on modern browsers. Polymer is a new type of library for the web, designed to leverage the existing browser infrastructure to provide the encapsulation and extendability currently only available in JS libraries. Polymer is based on a set of future technologies, including Shadow DOM, Custom Elements and Model Driven Views. Currently these technologies are implemented as polyfills or shims, but as browsers adopt these features natively, the platform code that drives Polymer evacipates, leaving only the value-adds.

What is Web Starter Kit? Boilerplate & Tooling for Multi-Device Development. Web Starter Kit is a starting point for multi-screen web development. It encompasses opinionated recommendations on boilerplate and tooling for building an experience that works great across multiple devices. We help you stay productive and aligned with the best practices outlined in Google's Web Fundamentals.

Polymer can be classified as a tool in the "Front-End Frameworks" category, while Web Starter Kit is grouped under "Cross-Platform Mobile Development".

"Web components" is the primary reason why developers consider Polymer over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Web Starter Kit.

Polymer and Web Starter Kit are both open source tools. It seems that Polymer with 21.1K GitHub stars and 2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Web Starter Kit with 18.6K GitHub stars and 3.2K GitHub forks.

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Pros of Polymer
Pros of Web Starter Kit
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    Web components
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    Material design
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    HTML
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    Components
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    Open source
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    It uses the platform
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    Designer friendly. HTMLX concepts
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    Like the interesting naming convention for elements
  • 3
    Easy to use

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Cons of Polymer
Cons of Web Starter Kit
  • 1
    Last version is like 2 years ago? that's totally rad
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    What is Polymer?

    Polymer is a new type of library for the web, designed to leverage the existing browser infrastructure to provide the encapsulation and extendability currently only available in JS libraries. Polymer is based on a set of future technologies, including Shadow DOM, Custom Elements and Model Driven Views. Currently these technologies are implemented as polyfills or shims, but as browsers adopt these features natively, the platform code that drives Polymer evacipates, leaving only the value-adds.

    What is Web Starter Kit?

    Web Starter Kit is a starting point for multi-screen web development. It encompasses opinionated recommendations on boilerplate and tooling for building an experience that works great across multiple devices. We help you stay productive and aligned with the best practices outlined in Google's Web Fundamentals.

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    What tools integrate with Polymer?
    What tools integrate with Web Starter Kit?
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      What are some alternatives to Polymer and Web Starter Kit?
      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.
      Angular 2
      It is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework. It is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
      Bootstrap
      Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
      Animate.css
      It is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.
      Material Design for Angular
      Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs.
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