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Riot vs Vue.js: What are the differences?

Riot: A React-like user interface micro-library. Riot brings custom tags to all browsers. Think React + Polymer but with enjoyable syntax and a small learning curve; Vue.js: Reactive Components for Modern Web Interfaces. Vue.js is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.

Riot and Vue.js belong to "Javascript UI Libraries" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Riot are:

  • Absolutely the smallest possible amount of DOM updates and reflows.
  • One way data flow: updates and unmounts are propagated downwards from parent to children.
  • Expressions are pre-compiled and cached for high performance.

On the other hand, Vue.js provides the following key features:

  • Reactivity
  • Components
  • Modularity

"Light weight. Fast. Clear" is the top reason why over 11 developers like Riot, while over 207 developers mention "Simple and easy to start with" as the leading cause for choosing Vue.js.

Riot and Vue.js are both open source tools. Vue.js with 142K GitHub stars and 20.4K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Riot with 13.7K GitHub stars and 1.01K GitHub forks.

Sellsuki, Repro, and BrightMachine are some of the popular companies that use Vue.js, whereas Riot is used by BestFone 2.0, Walla!, and Thanx. Vue.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 819 company stacks & 1169 developers stacks; compared to Riot, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

What is Riot?

Riot brings custom tags to all browsers. Think React + Polymer but with enjoyable syntax and a small learning curve.

What is Vue.js?

It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
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