malinajs VS Stimulus

Compare malinajs vs Stimulus and see what are their differences.


Frontend compiler, inspired by Svelte (by malinajs)


A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have (by hotwired)
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malinajs Stimulus
2 67
1,013 11,389
1.5% 0.5%
9.2 7.7
11 days ago about 1 month ago
JavaScript TypeScript
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of malinajs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-29.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Stimulus. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-24.
  • RVTWS: a Ruby stack for modern web apps
    9 projects | | 24 Jun 2022
    Besides Turbo, the other part of Hotwire is Stimulus, which typically is used for adding client-side reactivity in situations where you want to sprinkle in some JS. After all, you wouldn't want every user interaction to involve a round trip to the server. So why am I including only Turbo here and not Stimulus?
  • My project: railstart app
    47 projects | | 12 Jun 2022
    Based on Rails 7 and hotwired turbo and stimulus
  • Frontend Madness: SPAs, MPAs, PWAs, Decoupled, Hybrid, Monolithic, Libraries, Frameworks! WTF for your PHP backend?
    14 projects | | 8 Jun 2022
    According to its creator, “Stimulus.js is a JavaScript framework with modest ambitions. It doesn’t seek to take over your entire frontend—in fact, it’s not concerned with rendering HTML at all. Instead, it’s designed to augment your HTML with just enough behavior to make it shine. Stimulus pairs beautifully with Turbo to provide a complete solution for fast, compelling applications with a minimal amount of effort.
  • why should I use htmx ?
    1 project | | 6 Jun 2022
    I prefer stimulus.js, it adds just another tiny layer of state onto your components, and works really easily with the observer api. ( ) . I havent done a project with htmx, but the concept seems similar to the one of stimulus.
  • Tailwind UI, JS and Rails
    2 projects | | 4 Jun 2022
    Highly recommend the official Hotwire docs, namely the Stimulus docs.
  • Custom Turbo Stream Actions
    3 projects | | 15 May 2022
    Disclaimer: This post won't make much sense to you, if you are not familiar with Turbo streams and StimulusJS
  • Hotwired Modals
    2 projects | | 29 Apr 2022
    We can use Hotwire -- specifically, Stimulus and Turbo -- to create some modals that present a nice, dynamic user experience. And they can do this while staying in a mutli-page app structure that Rails is so good at.
  • Tasty Vanilla JS - 4 tips
    3 projects | | 21 Apr 2022
    Mini-frameworks like AlpineJS, Vue-Petite, and Stimulus exist exactly to fill this space. But whenever I consider reaching for one of these, I usually find that the job can just as easily be done in Vanilla JS. And if it can't, it typically requires the big-framework-X anyway.
  • New to rails and need some apllication.css importing help
    6 projects | | 2 Mar 2022
    Hotwire's modest JavaScript framework []
  • Anyone using React with Inertia in Production?
    4 projects | | 26 Feb 2022
    And have you tried Alpine.js and Laravel Livewire? They give you a lot of the power and functionality of an SPA without actually needing one. They compare to Ruby on Rail's first-party Stimulus and Turbo, respectively.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing malinajs and Stimulus you can also consider the following projects:

turbo-rails - Use Turbo in your Ruby on Rails app

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

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

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

web3-sign-msg - web3-sign-msg is a modern web component built with ficusjs to sign messages with your eth private key in Metamask

jquery-rails - A gem to automate using jQuery with Rails

react-rails - Integrate React.js with Rails views and controllers, the asset pipeline, or webpacker.

Phoenix - Peace of mind from prototype to production

Ruby on Rails - Ruby on Rails

Turbolinks - Turbolinks makes navigating your web application faster

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

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