reflex-dom VS obelisk

Compare reflex-dom vs obelisk and see what are their differences.


Web applications without callbacks or side-effects. Reflex-DOM brings the power of functional reactive programming (FRP) to the web. Build HTML and other Document Object Model (DOM) data with a pure functional interface. (by reflex-frp)


Functional reactive web and mobile applications, with batteries included. (by obsidiansystems)
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reflex-dom obelisk
3 26
347 839
-0.3% 0.8%
3.9 0.0
15 days ago 9 days ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of reflex-dom. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-22.


Posts with mentions or reviews of obelisk. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-10.
  • Why are haskell applications so obscure?
    7 projects | /r/haskell | 10 Jan 2023
    Regarding smartphone applications, I've recently been working on a simple application with Obelisk (, which uses GHCJS and is pretty usable once you've gotten into Reflex a bit, though it produces somewhat opaque type errors sometimes. I do not know though whether Obelisk can do anything beyond webview apps. If so, I do not know how yet.
    7 projects | /r/haskell | 10 Jan 2023
    You can make all those things in haskell, and I do professionally. Frontends (entirely in haskell), native IOS and Android applications, Servers, and Games. In fact the framework Obelisk does most of these all out of the box.
  • Any advice on making a mobile app using Haskell?
    2 projects | /r/haskell | 16 Dec 2022
    From researching seems like Obelisk might be the right tool for this, but wanted to know if others had built mobile apps in Haskell and their experience/advice if this is a good root to take?
    2 projects | /r/haskell | 16 Dec 2022
  • Building a Haskell CRUD stack with Obelisk for PowerZonePack
    3 projects | /r/haskell | 15 Dec 2022
    Thanks for the comment! We can honestly say that Obelisk is far from perfect, but we're continuously improving the project in our daily basics. And that's why we encourage you to start your adventure with the lib anew. If you still miss a guide to routing with Obelisk, please read this doc. Our team would be happy to answer your further question regarding Obelisk; feel free to email us anytime!
    3 projects | /r/haskell | 15 Dec 2022
    Thank you for your feedback; by writing this post, we wanted to familiarize the audience with using Haskell language as a universal, full-stack language. If you are interested in diving into more technical details, a good starting point would be to take a look at the Obelisk's codebase.
  • GitHub - NorfairKing/haskell-dependency-graph-nix
    2 projects | /r/haskell | 7 Dec 2022
    I also had a use case where I needed to extract the nix derivation dependencies of haskell packages:
  • Web development in Haskell
    7 projects | /r/haskell | 9 Aug 2022
    There's also GHCJS, with being (probably) the best choice, but personally I found it extremely tedious to set up a dev environment (not a nix guy) and there's also the learning curve of FRP.
  • The Big List of Haskell GUI Libraries
    8 projects | /r/haskell | 6 Jul 2022,
  • Monthly Hask Anything (July 2022)
    6 projects | /r/haskell | 1 Jul 2022
    I can't speak to the nicest way, as I haven't actually developed any Android apps with Haskell, but I've been meaning to give Obelisk a try.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing reflex-dom and obelisk you can also consider the following projects:

reflex-platform - A curated package set and set of tools that let you build Haskell packages so they can run on a variety of platforms. reflex-platform is built on top of the nix package manager.


reflex - Interactive programs without callbacks or side-effects. Functional Reactive Programming (FRP) uses composable events and time-varying values to describe interactive systems as pure functions. Just like other pure functional code, functional reactive code is easier to get right on the first try, maintain, and reuse.

vscode-ghc-simple - Simple GHC (Haskell) integration for VSCode


reflex-native - Framework for writing fully native apps using Reflex, a Functional Reactive Programming library for Haskell.

reflex-fsnotify - Watch files and directories for changes using a functional-reactive interface!

AFSM - Arrowized functional state machines

nix - Nix, the purely functional package manager

miso - :ramen: A tasty Haskell front-end framework

Elm - Compiler for Elm, a functional language for reliable webapps.