Preact vs React 360: What are the differences?
Preact: Fast 3kb alternative to React with the same ES6 API. 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); React 360: Create exciting 360 and VR experiences using React (By Facebook). It is a framework for the creation of interactive 360 experiences that run in your web browser. It pairs modern APIs like WebGL and WebVR with the declarative power of React, producing applications that can be consumed through a variety of devices. Leveraging web technologies and the existing React ecosystem, React 360 aims to simplify the construction of cross-platform 360 experiences.
Preact and React 360 are both open source tools. It seems that Preact with 26K GitHub stars and 1.42K forks on GitHub has more adoption than React 360 with 8K GitHub stars and 1.15K GitHub forks.
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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