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React.js Boilerplate vs Relay: What are the differences?

What is React.js Boilerplate? 🔥 Quick setup for performance orientated, offline-first React.js apps. Quick setup for new performance orientated, offline–first React.js applications featuring Redux, hot–reloading, PostCSS, react-router, ServiceWorker, AppCache, FontFaceObserver and Mocha.

What is Relay? 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.

React.js Boilerplate and Relay can be categorized as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

Some of the features offered by React.js Boilerplate are:

  • Using react-transform-hmr, your changes in the CSS and JS get reflected in the app instantly without refreshing the page. That means that the current application state persists even when you change something in the underlying code! For a very good explanation and demo, watch Dan Abramov himself talking about it at react-europe.
  • Redux is a much better implementation of a flux–like, unidirectional data flow. Redux makes actions composable, reduces the boilerplate code and makes hot–reloading possible in the first place. For a good overview of redux, check out the talk linked above or the official documentation!
  • Babel is a modular JavaScript transpiler that helps to use next generation JavaScript and more, like transformation for JSX, hot loading, error catching etc. Babel has a solid ecosystem of offical preset and plugins.

On the other hand, Relay provides the following key features:

  • Build data driven apps
  • Declarative style
  • Mutate data on the client and server

React.js Boilerplate and Relay are both open source tools. It seems that React.js Boilerplate with 22.9K GitHub stars and 4.59K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Relay with 13.1K GitHub stars and 1.29K GitHub forks.

What is React.js Boilerplate?

Quick setup for new performance orientated, offline–first React.js applications featuring Redux, hot–reloading, PostCSS, react-router, ServiceWorker, AppCache, FontFaceObserver and Mocha.

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 React.js Boilerplate and Relay?
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      jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
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      AngularJS
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      It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
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      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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      Relay is used to minimize client-side logic on https://cirrus-ci.com/

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