Laravel Mix VS jetstream

Compare Laravel Mix vs jetstream and see what are their differences.

Laravel Mix

The power of webpack, distilled for the rest of us. (by laravel-mix)


Tailwind scaffolding for the Laravel framework. (by laravel)
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Laravel Mix jetstream
13 23
5,166 3,535
0.2% 0.7%
7.4 8.2
13 days ago 7 days ago
JavaScript PHP
MIT License MIT License
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Laravel Mix

Posts with mentions or reviews of Laravel Mix. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-31.


Posts with mentions or reviews of jetstream. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-26.
  • Ask HN: What would be your stack if you are building an MVP today?
    47 projects | | 26 Jan 2023
    While I prefer python for everything else, I'd go with Laravel Jetstream[1] for an MVP, just like I did with the last one I had to build. It's laravel, you can use Vue (React or Svelte) for your views instead of the blade templating language that comes with the framework. Jetstream also comes with Auth, user login and subscription and other useful stuff.

    And for the flavor, I'd just go with DaisyUI[2] again, since it's based on tailwindcss and it's what I've been using lately.

    In my experience, I can build MVPs real fast with the stack described above.


  • Admin panel with basic html css js
    4 projects | | 13 Jul 2022
  • `npm run dev` not copying css or js files to public. Bug?
    3 projects | | 8 Jul 2022
    This legacy package is a very simple authentication scaffolding built on the Bootstrap CSS framework. While it continues to work with the latest version of Laravel, you should consider using Laravel Breeze for new projects. Or, for something more robust, consider Laravel Jetstream.
  • Controllers vs livewire components
    3 projects | | 31 Dec 2021
    Jetstream is not a bad place to start:
  • Jetstream - Allow personal teams to be optional
    4 projects | | 29 Nov 2021
  • How Laravel Livewire works (a deep dive)
    9 projects | | 12 Oct 2021
    I get your point and this conversation might be as old as Laravel itself. I would like to point out a couple of things though:

    The "hop in and be productive" part is directly related to Laravel being pretty opinionated. It's hard to have the one without the other. I think it's comparable to Steve Jobs, who had pretty strong opinions about certain things, too. The end result is a "product" that doesn't try to be the right fit for everyone.

    Livewire, just like Jetstream[1] etc. is opt-in. When Jetstream was introduced, there was quite an uproar (by parts of the community) about Laravel forcing users into Livewire or Inertia[2]. The end result was (imho) a very healthy shift in communication around it (to emphasize the opt-in part), followed by the introduction of Breeze[3], which goes to show that Taylor does recognize the reservations some people may have about those new shiny toys.

    It's a very natural thing that big projects like that will have an ever-growing feature set. That is an important part of keeping existing users excited. The Jetstream-discussion has been an important lesson for the team (I hope) and I'm glad it ended the way it did.

    You can still build your Laravel app in a pretty similar fashion as you would have done 5 years ago and if you want, you can make use of the recent additions, so I think there's not too much to worry about to be honest. If you have outgrown the magic, isn't it pretty amazing that you can drop down one level of abstraction and just use symfony? Also, do you think you would've grasped many of the underlying features of symfony, if it wasn't for Laravel's opinionated wrapping in a nicer syntax (pardon my oversimplification)?

    Nevertheless, I think it's good to keep up the warning signs and have this discussion from time to time. ;-)


  • Jetstream dropped support for translation/localization (?!)
    2 projects | | 22 Sep 2021
    The commit, the issue
    2 projects | | 22 Sep 2021
    They have good reasons to drop it, read the whole discussion under that commit, because it seems you didn't as those problems were discussed there.
  • Livewire Notifier
    3 projects | | 11 Apr 2021
    Make sure that Livewire and Alpine.JS are installed properly. The easiest way to do it is to install Laravel Jetstream with Livewire stack (post-install command php artisan jetstream:install livewire).
  • Implementing Laravel's built-in token authentication
    2 projects | | 3 Mar 2021
    More often than not when developing an application you're going to need some mechanism of authentication. Up until recently, Laravel shipped with a complete authentication toolbox: controllers, routes and views. Recently Laravel migrated a lot of its backend authentication functionality into Laravel Fortify and provided a frontend simple implementation using Breeze. There's also a more opinionated auth setup using JetStream which combines Fortify and other currently-popular frontend tools Livewire and (my personal favorite) Inertiajs.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Laravel Mix and jetstream you can also consider the following projects:

vite - Next generation frontend tooling. It's fast!

breeze - Minimal Laravel authentication scaffolding with Blade, Vue, or React + Tailwind.

Symfony Encore - A simple but powerful API for processing & compiling assets built around Webpack

jwt-auth - 🔐 JSON Web Token Authentication for Laravel & Lumen

Tailwind CSS - A utility-first CSS framework for rapid UI development.

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

Symfony Asset - The Asset component manages URL generation and versioning of web assets such as CSS stylesheets, JavaScript files and image files.

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

livewire-notifier - Simple notifications system with zero dependencies above TALL-stack.

laravel-filemanager - Media gallery with CKEditor, TinyMCE and Summernote support. Built on Laravel file system.

crudbooster - Laravel CRUD Generator, Make an Advanced Web Application Quickly

sanctum - Laravel Sanctum provides a featherweight authentication system for SPAs and simple APIs.