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React Hot Loader vs styled-components: What are the differences?
What is React Hot Loader? Tweak React components in real time. Tweak React components in real time.
What is styled-components? Visual primitives for the component age. Use the best bits of ES6 and CSS to style your apps without stress. Visual primitives for the component age. Use the best bits of ES6 and CSS to style your apps without stress 💅.
React Hot Loader and styled-components are both open source tools. styled-components with 24.7K GitHub stars and 1.46K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than React Hot Loader with 10.7K GitHub stars and 756 GitHub forks.
Swat.io, Teleport, and Fateseal are some of the popular companies that use styled-components, whereas React Hot Loader is used by PiinPoint, Insomnia REST Client, and Smooth Code. styled-components has a broader approval, being mentioned in 63 company stacks & 48 developers stacks; compared to React Hot Loader, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.
Storybook, along with React, styled-components, and Atomic Design, is the perfect tool to boost your front end development productivity. It helps you develop isolated presentational components with a super fast hot reload. It allows to test your props with knobs. Finally you compose, and reuse your components in your app.
You can host your storybook as a static website and share it with the other devs, so they are aware of the components already available in your library, and how to use them.
You can share the same with your UI/UX team, and converge towards a common design system.
You can even run visual regression tests on your library, with storyshots.
Which stack do you use on the Front End?
Pros of React Hot Loader
Pros of styled-components
- Very easy to use and integrate11