Alpine.js VS React

Compare Alpine.js vs React and see what are their differences.

Alpine.js

A rugged, minimal framework for composing JavaScript behavior in your markup. (by alpinejs)

React

A declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces. (by facebook)
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Alpine.js React
95 522
19,149 178,412
1.8% 0.9%
9.6 9.8
5 days ago 3 days ago
HTML JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.

Alpine.js

Posts with mentions or reviews of Alpine.js. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-02.

React

Posts with mentions or reviews of React. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-03.
  • Deploy a Vue/React app to GH Pages
    10 projects | dev.to | 3 Dec 2021
    Vue is intended to be more beginner-friendly (I agree it is) and the vue repo has more GH stars than the react repo, if that is any indication of adoption by the community.
  • 🧶 Implicit CLSX in React
    6 projects | dev.to | 1 Dec 2021
    Using clsx or classnames in React lately has become a trend with utility-first CSS frameworks like Tailwind CSS, where you have to write a lot of classes, and sometimes also with conditionals.
  • CPU Usage
    1 project | reddit.com/r/bugs | 1 Dec 2021
    b/c it continuously rebuilds itself on every fart of a user, thanks to https://github.com/facebook/react/
  • Best Frontend Web Frameworks in 2021
    6 projects | dev.to | 1 Dec 2021
    React is a frontend open-source JavaScript library used to create interactive UIs (User Interfaces), which helps improve the speed of applications. It is one of the most straightforward frameworks to learn and was developed by Facebook to resolve the code maintainability issues due to constant addition and improvements. Facebook and other individual front-end engineers still maintain it. ‍
  • Skill and Knowledge Sharing – Creating Community with Arisa Fukuzaki
    3 projects | dev.to | 1 Dec 2021
    At the same time, I also was working for my friend who lived in Hiroshima because I'm from Hiroshima. So I developed, I would say web application. Because from her request, she wanted to have a web project as well as this web project to have the real-time chat feature. So I was integrating Firebase as BaaS, Backend-as-a-Service. And the front-end side was...at the time; I couldn't do React [laughs] because that was my first project, and I had just started to study. So I used the simple Vanilla JavaScript. So those two were working at the same time, so I would count these two as my first project.
  • Top 7 React Developer Tools to Use in 2021 [With Bonus!]
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/u_WrapPixel9 | 1 Dec 2021
    And that was it! We hope these tools will help you in your upcoming React projects. Keep on exploring the vast ecosystem React provides by keeping a tab on their official website.
  • What are some issues with using React/Redux?
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/reactjs | 30 Nov 2021
    Like on reacts home page it literally says its "A JavaScript library for building user interfaces" where as things like next.js etc. are considered frameworks due to having a extra features built in which would give you a good set of rules to stick to instead of having to go off and retrospectively pick these things to give you these common features of web apps.
  • React 101: The Basics
    12 projects | dev.to | 30 Nov 2021
    React is a JavaScript library built by Facebook which creates a virtual DOM and allows a website or web application to update (or react) based on changes in data. It has been growing in popularity since it's release in 2016, even overthrowing jQuery as the most in-demand JavaScript skill, a title which jQuery had held for about a decade.
    12 projects | dev.to | 30 Nov 2021
    React is a library which contains the code needed for state management and component creation. React DOM is the library specific to web development which allows the use of DOM elements (such as div, h1, or p) in your components. With these two libraries, you can start building out a React project.
  • Fast Serverless Authentication with Next.js and PropelAuth
    4 projects | dev.to | 29 Nov 2021
    Next.js is a React framework that provides a lot of useful features out of the box. One of these powerful features is API routes, which allows you to make an API/backend entirely within your Next.js application.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Alpine.js and React you can also consider the following projects:

Svelte - Cybernetically enhanced web apps

Stimulus - A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have [Moved to: https://github.com/hotwired/stimulus]

petite-vue - 6kb subset of Vue optimized for progressive enhancement

htmx - </> htmx - high power tools for HTML

Vue.js - 🖖 Vue.js is a progressive, incrementally-adoptable JavaScript framework for building UI on the web.

jQuery - jQuery JavaScript Library

lit-element - LEGACY REPO. This repository is for maintenance of the legacy LitElement library. The LitElement base class is now part of the Lit library, which is developed in the lit monorepo.

Mithril.js - A JavaScript Framework for Building Brilliant Applications

SvelteKit - The fastest way to build Svelte apps

hotwire-rails - Use Hotwire in your Ruby on Rails app

knockout - Knockout makes it easier to create rich, responsive UIs with JavaScript