kotlinx.serialization VS kotlinx.html

Compare kotlinx.serialization vs kotlinx.html and see what are their differences.


Kotlin multiplatform / multi-format serialization (by Kotlin)


Kotlin DSL for HTML (by Kotlin)
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kotlinx.serialization kotlinx.html
29 4
3,507 1,218
2.3% 0.4%
8.7 2.7
1 day ago 5 months ago
Kotlin Kotlin
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of kotlinx.serialization. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-29.


Posts with mentions or reviews of kotlinx.html. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-25.
  • Is there an equivalent for Compose Web for server side Kotlin apps?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/Kotlin | 25 Aug 2021
  • Show HN: Imba – I have spent 7 years creating a programming language for the web
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Aug 2021
    Thanks for sharing, I really like projects like this. And the website is really informative.

    I find it less of a new language and more of a JS preprocessor, removing lots of the cruft and integrating XML-tags and CSS in a very neat way.

    What I miss:

    1) I feel the web is shifting to more type checking. TS, Elm, Kotlin.js... I personally also prefer more typesafety, especially if the project grows in LOC/team size.

    2) Compared to JSX, Imba does a much better job in integrating adjacent technologies. Though I much prefer these to be integrated in an eDSL fashion. For example how Elm does HTML templating (in Elm) or Kotlinx.html[1].

    Just taste i guess. Good luck with yr project!

    [1]: https://github.com/Kotlin/kotlinx.html

  • Kotlin Team AMA #3: Ask Us Anything
    52 projects | reddit.com/r/Kotlin | 27 May 2021
    I do use kotlinx.html and while there is a lack of the documentation about the tags, most of them are already implemented (as far as I know they are automatically generated) and the ones that aren't automatically generated can be implemented manually in your own project.
    52 projects | reddit.com/r/Kotlin | 27 May 2021
    Recently I wanted to try doing Kotlin Fullstack with https://htmx.org/ , I looked at several HTML Template Engines and came across kotlinx.html. I really wanted to use it to make my whole stack type safe, but the few wiki pages that you call "documentation" really had me struggling to use it. https://github.com/Kotlin/kotlinx.html/wiki Like I didn't even find a whole list of all tags you have. I really expected different from a offical Jetbrains Kotlin library, not to mention there is a complete lack of tutorials for this library, I switched to mustache because they have way better documentation.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kotlinx.serialization and kotlinx.html you can also consider the following projects:

Moshi - A modern JSON library for Kotlin and Java.

klaxon - A JSON parser for Kotlin

jackson-module-kotlin - Module that adds support for serialization/deserialization of Kotlin (http://kotlinlang.org) classes and data classes.

kotlin-json - A JavaScript Object Notation library for Kotlin JVM.

http4k - The Functional toolkit for Kotlin HTTP applications. http4k provides a simple and uniform way to serve, consume, and test HTTP services.

spring-native - Spring Native provides beta support for compiling Spring applications to native executables using GraalVM native-image compiler.

vertx-lang-kotlin - Vert.x for Kotlin

javalin - A simple and modern Java and Kotlin web framework

ktor - Framework for quickly creating connected applications in Kotlin with minimal effort

koin - Koin - a pragmatic lightweight dependency injection framework for Kotlin

apollo-android - :robot:  A strongly-typed, caching GraphQL client for the JVM, Android, and Kotlin multiplatform.

ext4klaxon - Type Extensions for Klaxon (Kotlin JSON library)