react-beautiful-dnd vs React Hot Loader: What are the differences?
Developers describe react-beautiful-dnd as "Beautiful and accessible drag and drop for lists with React (by Atlassian)". There are a lot of libraries out there that allow for drag and drop interactions within React. Most notable of these is the amazing react-dnd. It does an incredible job at providing a great set of drag and drop primitives which work especially well with the wildly inconsistent html5 drag and drop feature. react-beautiful-dnd is a higher level abstraction specifically built for vertical and horizontal lists. Within that subset of functionality react-beautiful-dnd offers a powerful, natural and beautiful drag and drop experience. However, it does not provide the breadth of functionality offered by react-dnd. On the other hand, React Hot Loader is detailed as "Tweak React components in real time". Tweak React components in real time.
react-beautiful-dnd and React Hot Loader are both open source tools. It seems that react-beautiful-dnd with 15.2K GitHub stars and 831 forks on GitHub has more adoption than React Hot Loader with 10.7K GitHub stars and 756 GitHub forks.