Astar VS stylo

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Astar stylo
10 4
537 563
9.9% 5.0%
8.9 9.1
2 days ago about 24 hours ago
Rust TypeScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Astar. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-16.


Posts with mentions or reviews of stylo. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-08.
  • Is there some kind of opensource widget editor? Like an advanced WYSIWYG editor
    5 projects | | 8 Mar 2022
  • Switching Rich Text Editors, Part 1: Picking Tiptap
    13 projects | | 11 Feb 2022
    Great article and fantastic choice!

    This is a topic I have been very interested lately. I had been lucky to start using since Slate 0.61.x, but I cannot say anything good about it. It has a major problem with managing large documents [0]. I tried to introduce multiple improvements of performance, but it is very ungrateful project – change in one place affects many things at the same time. I am shocked, how many projects are still using it. For example, open-sourced Notabase [1]. My 4+ weeks with Slate.js completely killed motivation, and I was only thinking to put a whole project to litter.

    In the result of being unhappy, I switched to Draft.js. It was 2020, and I was eager to try it out, so I did. Sadly, in 2020 there was also the last release [2]. Initially, I didn't like how it works. I preferred the Slate data model. Also, the draft.js project felt not maintained at that time (by looking at commits activity, issues and pull-requests). It is written in the Flow which I detest. I spent few weeks to try "merge" the draft.js and sentry with doing a "rewrite" to TypeScript. Obviously, quickly I realized myself it is stupid idea.

    Then, I took a look at ReMirror. Yet another problem that was struggling with maintenance and active contributors. It is based on ProseMirror, so I thought it is better choice than previous. ReMirror is overly complex for simple things. It was hard to find any help - neither by googling examples nor via ReMirror's Discord (it was dead silence there).

    After that, I have found information about the TipTap. Back then, there was only provided support for Vue.js. Fortunately, it was that time, when they have promised the v2 with React support. I skipped it to wait for the new version.

    Maybe, a raw ProseMirror with React? Yep, tried it, but I wasn't very happy of the result. I knew the TipTap v2 will be released and there were already existing projects that were using ProseMirror behind the scene, for example: Outline's rich-markdown-editor[3]. It has tons of built-in components that I had with Slate. I was extremely happy about it, because "everything what I needed" was there – typical bold, italic, code, code block, quote, multi-level list and even table editing. Really awesome piece of code! However, authors decided they are opting for TipTap and they have archived repository on GitHub, which means officially the project is dead.

    I had no time to test Quill.js. It looked interesting, but it has noticeable poor development pace, and it looks a dead project with many bugs.

    Currently, I am using the TipTap v2 and I can't say how happy I am now. I guess I will stick with it for longer. However, I know the journey to find the best Rich Text Editor has not ended. There are more alternatives, for example Stylo [4] that I've found in this week.

    [0] Try to copy the contents of and paste it back. In a result, my Firefox on Macbook M1 hangs.





  • Looking for suggestions for material themed rich text editors
    1 project | | 10 Feb 2022
    This one is super hot off the press (literally just announced on Twitter today) and still in alpha, but you might want to check out: - its lightweight/minimal and uses web components.
  • Stylo - A new interactive rich text editor for the web
    1 project | | 9 Feb 2022

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Astar and stylo you can also consider the following projects:

moonbeam - An Ethereum-compatible smart contract parachain on Polkadot

Acala - Acala - cross-chain DeFi hub and stablecoin based on Substrate for Polkadot and Kusama.

phala-blockchain - The Phala Network Blockchain, pRuntime and the bridge.

reef-chain - EVM compatible chain with NPoS/PoC consensus

kusama-validator-resource-center - Validator Resource Center and Ranking Website for Kusama

stylo - Offline mobile wallet for Polkadot, Kusama and Substrate based chains or Ethereum

polkadot-Js-Plus-extension - A user-friendly wallet to interact with the Polkadot/Substrate based blockchains through a browser.

awesome-starknet - A curated list of awesome StarkNet resources, libraries, tools and more

polkadot-wiki - The source of truth for Polkadot.

quill - Quill is a modern WYSIWYG editor built for compatibility and extensibility.

code-builder - Packages for defining APIs, running them, generating client code and documentation.