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Showdown vs Svelte: What are the differences?

Developers describe Showdown as "JavaScript port of Markdown". Showdown lets you add in-browser preview to existing Markdown apps. Any app that accepts HTML input can now be made to speak Markdown by modifying the input pages's HTML. On the other hand, Svelte is detailed as "A UI framework that compiles into tiny standalone JavaScript modules". If you've ever built a JavaScript application, the chances are you've encountered – or at least heard of – frameworks like React, Angular, Vue and Ractive. Like Svelte, these tools all share a goal of making it easy to build slick interactive user interfaces. Rather than interpreting your application code at run time, your app is converted into ideal JavaScript at build time. That means you don't pay the performance cost of the framework's abstractions, or incur a penalty when your app first loads.

Showdown can be classified as a tool in the "Javascript Utilities & Libraries" category, while Svelte is grouped under "Javascript UI Libraries".

Showdown and Svelte are both open source tools. It seems that Svelte with 20.6K GitHub stars and 769 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Showdown with 9.21K GitHub stars and 1.28K GitHub forks.

Decisions about Showdown and Svelte
Máté Homolya
Senior developer at Self-employed · | 11 upvotes · 117.8K views
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SvelteSvelte

Svelte is everything a developer could ever want for flexible, scalable frontend development. I feel like React has reached a maturity level where there needs to be new syntactic sugar added (I'm looking at you, hooks!). I love how Svelte sets out to rebuild a new language to write interfaces in from the ground up.

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Alex Guesnon
Full-stack software engineer · | 3 upvotes · 62.7K views
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Vue.jsVue.js

Svelte 3 is exacly what I'm looking for that Vue is not made for.

It has a iterable dom just like angular but very low overhead.

This is going to be used with the application.

for old/ lite devices . ie. * android tv, * micro linux, * possibly text based web browser for ascci and/or linux framebuffer * android go devices * android One devices

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Pros of Showdown
Pros of Svelte
  • 0
    Easy setup
  • 41
    Performance
  • 32
    Reactivity
  • 29
    Javascript compiler (do that browsers don't have to)
  • 29
    Components
  • 28
    Simplicity
  • 26
    Lightweight
  • 24
    Real Reactivity
  • 23
    Fast as vanilajs
  • 22
    Near to no learning curve
  • 16
    Compiler based
  • 16
    All in one
  • 15
    Scalable
  • 15
    Use existing js libraries
  • 13
    SSR
  • 13
    Very easy for beginners
  • 12
    Composable
  • 11
    Ease of use
  • 11
    No runtime overhead
  • 9
    Built in store
  • 7
    Typescript
  • 6
    Start with pure html + css
  • 6
    Best Developer Experience
  • 5
    Templates
  • 3
    Speed

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Cons of Showdown
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    • 2
      Complex
    • 2
      Learning Curve
    • 2
      Hard to learn
    • 2
      Event Listener Overload
    • 1
      Little to no libraries

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    What is Showdown?

    Showdown lets you add in-browser preview to existing Markdown apps. Any app that accepts HTML input can now be made to speak Markdown by modifying the input pages's HTML

    What is Svelte?

    If you've ever built a JavaScript application, the chances are you've encountered – or at least heard of – frameworks like React, Angular, Vue and Ractive. Like Svelte, these tools all share a goal of making it easy to build slick interactive user interfaces. Rather than interpreting your application code at run time, your app is converted into ideal JavaScript at build time. That means you don't pay the performance cost of the framework's abstractions, or incur a penalty when your app first loads.

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