recluster VS import-maps

Compare recluster vs import-maps and see what are their differences.


Node clustering library with support for zero downtime reloading (by doxout)


How to control the behavior of JavaScript imports (by WICG)
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recluster import-maps
1 45
522 2,638
0.0% 1.1%
10.0 3.1
about 3 years ago 6 months ago
JavaScript JavaScript
- GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of recluster. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-14.
  • Deno 1.28: Featuring 1.3M New Modules
    12 projects | | 14 Nov 2022
    Just as a point of full disclosure, I'm the author of recluster ( and its accompanying modules and I have some experience with managing k8s by myself - so I have some experience with both approaches in node.


Posts with mentions or reviews of import-maps. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-22.
  • It is hard to avoid JavaScript
    1 project | | 25 Feb 2024
    Long time huge fan of JS. I appreciate your calling out the multi-paradigm aspect; having these first class functions & prototype based inheritance has been so flexible.

    TC39 has done a great job shaping the language over the years. New capabilities are usually well thought out & integrate well. Async await has been amazing.

    The one major miss that makes me so sad and frustrated is modules; js has gotten better everywhere except it's near requirement for build tooling. Being able to throw some scripts on a page and go is still an unparalleled experience in the world, is so direct & tactile an experience. EcmaScript Modules was supposed to improve things, help get us back, but imports using url specifiers made the whole thing non-modular, was a miss. We're still tangled & torn. Import-maps has finally fixed but it's no where near as straightforward, and it still doesn't work in workers, which leaves us infuriatingly shirt of where the past was.

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    1 project | | 26 Jan 2024
    makes sure your app is getting the download it expects. Adoption is probably pretty minimal though.

    I think the big thing making this unlikely though is that very few folks use cdns these days. We designed ESM as a module system for the language, but then took a good fraction of a decade to build import-maps, to let us actually use modules in a modular way. Good news, we can finally use modules modularly!

    Bad news? Oh import-maps only works for the simplest case. Doesn't work in webworkers/service workers.

    The point is that single page apps almost always are bundled together, as using CDNs hasn't even been technically possible.

    Also, CDNs are kind of somewhat pointless, now that http caches are partitioned by origin (for security reasons). They might have better anycast infrastructure to get the content out faster, but without the caching there's no inherent advantage. The user will download the same jquery file again in each site they go to, no already having it cached anymore. Bah humbug!

  • Rails Frontend Bundling - Which one should I choose?
    5 projects | | 22 May 2023
  • ESM dynamic imports
    1 project | /r/Angular2 | 16 May 2023
  • JavaScript import maps are now supported cross-browser
    14 projects | | 3 May 2023
  • We Added Package.json Support to Deno
    2 projects | | 20 Mar 2023
    Bare specifiers has been the tragedy of ESM. Nice module syntax... that is utterly u deoyable & which has had to have awful de-modularizing specifiers hard-coded into each file to make it work. Abominable sin to introduce "modules" to JS/es2015 then spend a decade dragging everyone along with no story for how to have modular modules.

    Import-maps are like "here" to fix this on the web... finally... except they only are shipping to the happiest sunniest easiest case, with Web Workers being totally shit out of luck in spite of some very simple straightforward suggested paths forward.

    I think Deno is making pretty good tradeoffs along the way here. This looks like package.json at surface level, but there is a nightmare of complexity under the surface. Typescript, ESM, cjs all have various pressures they create & in Node it's just incredibly tight & tense dealing with packaging, where-as Deno's happy path of Typescript first does not slowly tatters one over time. It really has been super pleasant being free of the previous world, and having something much more web-platform centric, more intented, with less assembly & less building, and more doing the actual coding.

    I really hope import-maps eventually get broader support. Maybe this long-dwelling webworker issue should be brought up with WinterCG.

  • Import maps 101
    3 projects | | 10 Jan 2023
    Import maps proposal
  • You Might Not Need Module Federation: Orchestrate your Microfrontends at Runtime with Import Maps
    8 projects | | 5 Jan 2023
    The concept of Import Maps was born in 2018 and made its long way until it was declared a new web standard implemented by Chrome in 2021 and some other browsers.
  • Getting an "import file" syntax right for ArkScript
    1 project | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 24 Nov 2022
    For package managers, you can use something like import maps to let the user specify which path points to what package, and resolve it properly.
  • Deno 1.28: Featuring 1.3M New Modules
    12 projects | | 14 Nov 2022
    Huh. I was about to complain that this breaks with web standards, but apparently it's being proposed as a standard feature:


What are some alternatives?

When comparing recluster and import-maps you can also consider the following projects:

Svelte - Cybernetically enhanced web apps

esbuild - An extremely fast bundler for the web

patch-package - Fix broken node modules instantly 🏃🏽‍♀️💨

es-module-shims - Shims for new ES modules features on top of the basic modules support in browsers

solid - A declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

importmap-rails - Use ESM with importmap to manage modern JavaScript in Rails without transpiling or bundling.

aleph.js - The Full-stack Framework in Deno. - A fast, smart, & global CDN for modern(es2015+) web development.

fresh - The next-gen web framework.

single-spa - The router for easy microfrontends

bun - Incredibly fast JavaScript runtime, bundler, test runner, and package manager – all in one

deno - A modern runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript.