Sapper VS Gatsby

Compare Sapper vs Gatsby and see what are their differences.


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Sapper Gatsby
27 179
7,175 51,821
0.2% 0.4%
6.9 9.9
2 months ago 4 days ago
TypeScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Sapper. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-09.
  • Build your own component library with Svelte
    10 projects | | 9 Nov 2021
    SvelteKit can be considered the successor to Sapper or NextJS for Svelte. It is packed with tons of cool features, like server side rendering, routing, and code splitting.
  • How I Redesigned My Website With SvelteKit
    3 projects | | 7 Oct 2021
    So after using Sapper for some time, I decided to move my website to SvelteKit. I remember saying that I would not move to SvelteKit till they hit version 1 but the framework looks too promising. It had features which I needed and those features weren't in Sapper.
  • Journey to Svelte (through Gatsby)
    5 projects | | 22 Sep 2021
    By that time, we had some troubles with virtual dom itself in our custom rich text editor that we based on slate - it was getting a bit laggy when creating huge financial documents (they usually have enormous tables and a lot of infographics) -so we were already thinking about other options and that’s where svelte comes into the light - especially sapper which was de facto default framework to be used with svelte at that time (SvelteKit wasn’t even announced).
  • Deploying Sapper application to
    5 projects | | 3 Sep 2021
    Sapper is a framework for building web applications of all sizes, with a beautiful development experience and flexible filesystem-based routing. It is the predecessor of Sveltekit.
  • Conheça o que são as siglas CSR, SSR e SSG
    5 projects | | 27 Aug 2021
    Sapper - ecossistema Svelte
  • I'm building a web app that aims to combine features from CodePen, Reddit, Medium,, and Stack Overflow
    3 projects | | 10 Jul 2021
    Lol I won’t, and to answer your question, it’s built using sapper:
  • Sveltekit - to use or not to use?
    6 projects | | 9 Jul 2021
    I maintain a Svelte Starter Kit and all I had to do between several updates is change the layout file names, simplify the hooks, and convert the config file extensions. If you're learning Svelte in 2021, you shouldn't miss learning it, as it's "the missing CLI" and the svelte team's favoured project structure, to build full-stack server rendered and static sites, with File/Folder based routing, focus on server-less with adapters, API routes, and good baked-in conventions and constructs to support common web app needs. It's a successor to Sapper which served the aforementioned needs, with exception of adapters, which is special/unique(with no officially provided parallels in Next.js/Nuxt ecosystems yet) way to make vendor-agnostic, server-less first deployment concern a seamlessly integrated part of the framework.
  • Javascript's import vs require?
    1 project | | 28 May 2021
    Since Node v12, ES modules has been enabled by default. Hence my use of '.mjs' to run my file including a node module. Another way to resolve this issue is to use import with Node.js, you have to edit the package.json to 'type':'module'. However, using this caused my Sapper server to crash since it wasn't supported, as the rollup file outputs the format to commonjs Explained in (this GitHub issue).
  • planning to learn svelte for front-end, need advice
    6 projects | | 23 May 2021
    I am not sure whether or not they help you, but both and are open source. both of those projects are built on sapper, not svelte-kit, but a quick look at should be enough to see what changed. (both of those make heavy use of markdown files so I don't know how helpful they are, also if you need help translating something from sapper to svelte-kit just reply and I'll probably be able to help)
  • Difference between SSR, SSG, CSR and SPA
    10 projects | | 11 Apr 2021
    SSR (Server Side Rendering): the process of receiving a request from the client, e.g: a user goes to to load the homepage, and returning a rendered version of the webpage with all the needed info and data to load it as fast as possible. Examples of this are [NextJS](, [NuxtJS](, [Angular Universal](, [SvelteKit]( (currently in Beta) and [Sapper]( (currently going deprecated);


Posts with mentions or reviews of Gatsby. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-04.
  • i18n : dealing with multiple languages and performance — at large scale
    1 project | | 6 Dec 2021
    I've also post this topic on Github Discussions.
  • Awesome React Resources
    34 projects | | 4 Dec 2021
    gatsby.js - Free and open source framework based on React
  • How can I update analytics data layer on page load?
    1 project | | 4 Dec 2021
    Review the docs for gatsby-plugin-google-tagmanager shows there is a defaultDataLayer option (defaults to null) to define the initial dataLayer in the gatsby-config.js, which also allows setting as a function in case you need to initialize it with data from the page
  • How I Created My Blog Using JAMStack
    4 projects | | 1 Dec 2021
    Static site generator All websites, doesn't matter what they are, fundamentally consists of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It doesn't matter what tools or frameworks you use to create your website, the final result needs to be compiled into these file formats in order for the browser to understand and display on the screen. Our blog is no exception. There are two sources of HTML for our blog: _the static _ HTML contents (site header, logo, layout, footer, etc.) and the dynamic HTML contents from the actual blog posts. We need to somehow combine both of these _ static _ and _ dynamic _ HTML sources into a single HTML file at every single build of our app. Static site generator to the rescue!🦸‍♂️ A _ static site generator _ is a software application that creates HTML pages from templates or components and a given content source during a _ build _ process. There are many static site generators available out there. We will be using Gatsby for our blog. During a build, Gatsby loads JSON data from GraphQL and merges it with components to create HTML pages. These generated pages are then deployed to a web server. When the server receives a request from a browser, it responds with rendered HTML. So the question that needs to be answered now is _ where does the GraphQL data come from? _ 🤔. I'm glad you asked because that's exactly what we're going to explore in the next section.😉
  • What are some issues with using React/Redux?
    6 projects | | 30 Nov 2021
    But something like Nextjs or Gatsby or newer even Remix can give you some nice benefits out of the box, such as server side rendering, static site generation etc.. were create-react-app will only generate a client side rendered app out of the box.
  • The most downloaded Gatsby CMS plugins.
    1 project | | 30 Nov 2021
    This page was made with Gatsby. The data comes from the NPM API and I also used react-charts to display the data.
  • How I created my blog with Gatsby, Netlify, and Plausible.
    6 projects | | 24 Nov 2021
  • The Open Source Story - Open Sourcing RudderStack Blog and Docs
    5 projects | | 18 Nov 2021
    When we decided to open-source our blog and docs, we were spoilt for choices. Today there are multiple well-supported and fully-featured frameworks for open-source content creation. Some of the options that we considered were Ghost, Jekyll, Hugo, Nanoc, and Gatsby. There are even more frameworks beyond these, and each tool has its pros and cons. Which one do we recommend? Well, we don't. The best tool for you is the one that fulfills your requirements.
  • Top 33 JavaScript Projects on GitHub (November 2021)
    29 projects | | 13 Nov 2021
    #31 gatsbyjs/gatsby
  • Onclick events don't work on build
    1 project | | 9 Nov 2021
    Take a look through this thread and related discussions - not sure if this carried over to the new gatsby image component but appears intentional.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Sapper and Gatsby you can also consider the following projects:

SvelteKit - The fastest way to build Svelte apps

Svelte - Cybernetically enhanced web apps

eleventy 🕚⚡️ - A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

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

material-ui - MUI (formerly Material-UI) is the React UI library you always wanted. Follow your own design system, or start with Material Design.

Express - Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for node.

awesome-svelte-kit - Awesome examples of SvelteKit in the wild

craco - Create React App Configuration Override, an easy and comprehensible configuration layer for create-react-app

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

Gridsome - ⚡️ The Jamstack framework for Vue.js

redwood - The App Framework for Startups

mozaik - Mozaïk is a tool based on nodejs / react / redux / nivo / d3 to easily craft beautiful dashboards