htmx VS django-htmx

Compare htmx vs django-htmx and see what are their differences.

htmx

</> htmx - high power tools for HTML (by bigskysoftware)

django-htmx

Extensions for using Django with htmx. (by adamchainz)
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htmx

Posts with mentions or reviews of htmx. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-16.
  • The JavaScript ecosystem is a hot mess and so is software development in general
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-16
    I work on a dependency-free, build-less library called htmx:

    https://htmx.org

    It's more an extension of HTML than a JS library. It might be a good way to gently introduce more dynamic behavior without blowing out the complexity of your site.

  • Should I ditch using Django
    reddit.com/r/startups | 2021-10-16
    As an additional advice, I would check the Django subreddit and ask what are they doing for their front-end needs (e.g. check this one) -> you don't have to use JS for front-end (e.g. check htmx, unicorn, etc).
  • The Decline of Django
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-15
    I think the case for server-side HTML rendering has never been stronger, and of all Django projects I work on, the ones I enjoy most are those that never got on the SPA bandwagon. From both a developer and user point of view I find them much faster and less painful. There are many cases where you really, really don't need the massive amount of extra complexity involved in designing APIs, adding JS frameworks etc.

    When you need a bit of extra UI goodness, [htmx](https://htmx.org/) is a fantastic solution, and you can still use SPA-type approaches for things that need them.

    You can also benefit from massively faster (and more reliable) functional testing when you are mostly standard HTML - see [django-functest](https://github.com/django-functest/django-functest/) for an example of this.

  • Has anyone written a small framework to support HTMX?
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-10-14
    See: https://htmx.org/
  • How Laravel Livewire works (a deep dive)
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-12
    I recently started using htmx (https://htmx.org/) in combination with Django and have become a firm believer of sending HTML 'over the wire' instead of JSON structures that then get used client side.
  • I built a modern website in 2021
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-10
    Curious - why aren’t simpler frameworks like htmx (https://htmx.org/) more common or
  • Ask HN: Why aren’t frameworks like htmx more popular?
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-10
    shifting to htmx [1] or related “simpler” libraries?

    [1] https://htmx.org/

  • The Shocking Immaturity of JavaScript
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-10
    Complexity and instability in the JS ecosystem is a hot button for me, so it's hard not to be drawn into vehement agreement.

    I've been doing a little work recently with htmx[0] and it's a breath of fresh air. But then, I'm at the point in my career where "cool new tech" is much less interesting for its own sake than it used to be when I was younger. I'm drawn for more to elegant, understandable, productive simplicity these days.

    I think that hints at the reason we have these endless debates - not just about JS but about $(your-favourite-tech). Software development is a socio-technical endeavour. We put all the focus on the technical part, and by comparison, rarely consider the social aspect.

    DHH is one of the few I've heard actually refer to this, on the corecursive podcast [1]. In discussing static typing vs dynamic, his point is the latter suits his brain. But that he understands and accepts static typing suits others, and that's fine.

    So I get that, for some, the JS ecosystem is dynamic and interesting; stimulating; exhilarating even. For others, it's an unstable quicksand that gets in the way of doing something useful.

    [0]: https://htmx.org/

    [1]: https://corecursive.com/045-david-heinemeier-hansson-softwar...

  • Action without refreshing the page?
    reddit.com/r/flask | 2021-10-04
  • Do you recommend learning Angular or React for the front end?
    reddit.com/r/java | 2021-10-02
    I have personally found a combination of htmx and Alpine.js to be very effective for my projects. Here's a demo project for using Spring Boot, Thymeleaf and htmx together. Here's a video on using Spring Boot w/htmx. That said, there is currently no job market for this kind of thing, although (crossed-fingers) that will change over the next few years.

django-htmx

Posts with mentions or reviews of django-htmx. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-24.
  • Django multi-select filter
    reddit.com/r/django | 2021-06-04
    You can use django-htmx package for easy integration between django and htmx.
  • My first real project with Django - hncustomnewsletters
    reddit.com/r/django | 2021-04-24
    Also checkout django-htmx if you haven’t. Htmx makes it buttery to sprinkle ajax on a form without writing any JavaScript
  • Guides or examples of useful Django + HTMX patterns?
    reddit.com/r/django | 2021-04-16
    Adam Johnson's django-htmx utility library for using HTMX in views (views.py)
  • STOP USING DJANGO (meme)
    reddit.com/r/django | 2021-03-09
    Try it! Websites don't need to have a JavaScript frontend - you can use htmx to implement many dynamic features with plain-old Django. Check out django-htmx for my middleware that makes htmx a little easier, and examples.
  • Update only part of webpage upon click
    If you don't want to learn a whole frontend framework, I'd take a look at htmx. Here is a nice tutorial to get you started: https://www.mattlayman.com/blog/2021/how-to-htmx-django/, and here is a package that integrates Django with htmx a little bit: https://github.com/adamchainz/django-htmx.
  • Django with htmx for easy and efficient SPAs
    reddit.com/r/django | 2021-02-25
    I also found the django-htmx app by Adam Johnson useful. It provides a simple middlware to make it easier to process htmx requests in Django. The included example app in the Github repo is also very helpful for showing how to use htmx with a live Django app.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing htmx and django-htmx you can also consider the following projects:

Alpine.js - A rugged, minimal framework for composing JavaScript behavior in your markup.

react-snap - 👻 Zero-configuration framework-agnostic static prerendering for SPAs

Turbolinks - Turbolinks makes navigating your web application faster

django-unicorn - The magical reactive component framework for Django ✨

turbo - The speed of a single-page web application without having to write any JavaScript

svelte-query - Performant and powerful remote data synchronization for Svelte

phoenix_live_view - Rich, real-time user experiences with server-rendered HTML

budibase - Budibase is an open-source low code platform that helps you build internal tools in minutes 🚀

intercooler-js - Making AJAX as easy as anchor tags

Alpine

django-tables2 - django-tables2 - An app for creating HTML tables