ionide-vscode-fsharp VS Perla

Compare ionide-vscode-fsharp vs Perla and see what are their differences.


A cross-platform tool for unbundled front-end development that doesn't depend on Node or requires you to install a complex toolchain (by AngelMunoz)
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ionide-vscode-fsharp Perla
9 6
746 84
1.3% -
8.4 9.2
5 days ago 17 days ago
F# F#
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ionide-vscode-fsharp. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-20.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Perla. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-06.
  • Progressively Adding Fable to JS Projects
    5 projects | | 6 Jan 2022
    If you need to handle dependencies via CDN/Local Dist file then some dependencies won't work because they use node like imports import {} from 'lit/some/sub/directory.js browser imports need to start with / or ./ or even ../ so they can be valid ES module imports thankfully for this you can check out in a shameless plug one of the projects I'm working on: Perla which handles this precise case but I digress, the ideal situation would be you with npm and already figured out how to serve node dependencies to your compiled code.
  • Why did you (any .NET pro) either choose or switch to using F#?
    4 projects | | 22 Dec 2021
    The most "complex" application would be a webpack alternative in F#: AngelMunoz/Perla and maybe a simple migrations manager AngelMunoz/Migrondi
  • Building a webpack alternative in F#
    1 project | | 18 Dec 2021
    Not the author, but it doesn't seem like you'll need dotnet installed from the docs
  • Building a Webpack alternative in F#
    14 projects | | 16 Dec 2021
    Whew! That was a lot! but shows how to build each part of the Webpack alternative I've been working on Called Perla there are still some gaps though
  • What are you working on? (2021-12)
    8 projects | | 1 Dec 2021
    I keep working on Perla :)
  • Server Sent Events with Saturn and FSharp
    3 projects | | 25 Sep 2021
    I've been working in perla which is a cross-platform executable frontend dev-server/build-tool which is not tied to Nodejs or .NET meaning that you don't need to have .NET installed and neither Nodejs, at the same time it doesn't use npm or other things to handle dependencies it does so by leveraging skypack and import maps to let you use npm dependencies but from a CDN rather than locally.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ionide-vscode-fsharp and Perla you can also consider the following projects:

playwright-dotnet - .NET version of the Playwright testing and automation library.

Fable: F# |> BABEL - F# to JavaScript Compiler

proposal-pipeline-operator - A proposal for adding a useful pipe operator to JavaScript.

elmish - Elm-like abstractions for F# apps


Feliz - A fresh retake of the React API in Fable and a collection of high-quality components to build React applications in F#, optimized for happiness

Saturn - Opinionated, web development framework for F# which implements the server-side, functional MVC pattern