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Stitches vs Stylus: What are the differences?

Developers describe Stitches as "The modern CSS-in-JS library with near-zero runtime". It is a fully-typed CSS-in-JS library featuring near-zero runtime, server-side rendering, multi-variant support, and a best-in-class developer experience. On the other hand, Stylus is detailed as "Expressive, robust, feature-rich CSS language built for nodejs". Stylus is a revolutionary new language, providing an efficient, dynamic, and expressive way to generate CSS. Supporting both an indented syntax and regular CSS style.

Stitches and Stylus can be primarily classified as "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" tools.

Stylus is an open source tool with 10.5K GitHub stars and 1.12K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Stylus's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Stitches
Pros of Stylus
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      Simple
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      Indented syntax
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      Efficient
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      Built for node.js
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      Open source
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      Expressive
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      Maintainable
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      Feature-rich
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      Better than CS
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      Variables
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      Functions
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      @extend directive
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      Contempt for curly brackets
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      Very clean
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      Mixins
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      Is Easy
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      No colons, semi-colons or even curly braces
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      Its unique
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      Dynamic selectors
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      Scriptable
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      Easy Efficiently
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      Transparent
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      Supports orthogonal architecture

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    What is Stitches?

    It is a fully-typed CSS-in-JS library featuring near-zero runtime, server-side rendering, multi-variant support, and a best-in-class developer experience.

    What is Stylus?

    Stylus is a revolutionary new language, providing an efficient, dynamic, and expressive way to generate CSS. Supporting both an indented syntax and regular CSS style.

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    What are some alternatives to Stitches and Stylus?
    Sass
    Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more. It's translated to well-formatted, standard CSS using the command line tool or a web-framework plugin.
    Animate.css
    It is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.
    Less
    Less is a CSS pre-processor, meaning that it extends the CSS language, adding features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques that allow you to make CSS that is more maintainable, themable and extendable.
    PostCSS
    PostCSS is a tool for transforming CSS with JS plugins. These plugins can support variables and mixins, transpile future CSS syntax, inline images, and more.
    Compass
    The compass core framework is a design-agnostic framework that provides common code that would otherwise be duplicated across other frameworks and extensions.
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    Reviews of Stitches and Stylus
    Review of
    Stylus

    One of the main reasons I use it is that it combines most of what I like but is spread across other preprocessors.

    The option to make functions that take places of properties is amazing. ie. border-radius: "child" $parent-radius can actually be calling a function like border-radius("child", $parent-radius) where using border-radius: 4px would just implement the standard expected result.

    Add in my favorite selector: `^[-1..-1] to get the last raw selector in a nested situation. (its like magic in combination with BEM naming syntax)

    How developers use Stitches and Stylus
    LapNghiep uses
    Stylus

    Accompanied with ReactJS code

    Thomas Hunsaker uses
    Stylus

    I hate CSS.