Sapper VS svelte-starter-kit

Compare Sapper vs svelte-starter-kit and see what are their differences.


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Sapper svelte-starter-kit
26 16
7,157 285
0.2% -
7.1 8.2
17 days ago about 1 month ago
TypeScript Svelte
MIT License -
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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 2021-10-07.
  • How I Redesigned My Website With SvelteKit | 2021-10-07
    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) | 2021-09-22
    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 | 2021-09-03
    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 | 2021-08-27
    Sapper - ecossistema Svelte
  • I'm building a web app that aims to combine features from CodePen, Reddit, Medium,, and Stack Overflow | 2021-07-10
    Lol I won’t, and to answer your question, it’s built using sapper:
  • Sveltekit - to use or not to use? | 2021-07-09
    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? | 2021-05-28
    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 | 2021-05-23
    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 | 2021-04-11
    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);
  • Getting my SvelteKit website on Netlify | 2021-04-10
    But wait a minute? The local version is not working anymore? Apparently, Vite, the local build tool, did not like it when I moved the packages. After trying several things, I gave up. As SvelteKit is still in beta, community resources are scarce. I did found a few Sapper examples, the predecessor of SvelteKit, using the adapter-static. Success! Well... kind of.


Posts with mentions or reviews of svelte-starter-kit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-09.
  • Sveltekit with: Supabase or headless cms? Need help please | 2021-10-02
    I love Supabase, and maintain a SvelteKit + Supabase Open-Source Starter Kit, but between Supabase and Headless CMS, for this use case, I'd definitely recommend a Headless CMS. Any headless CMS(including WordPress) you prefer.
  • How to access the JWT token in load function in the svelte kit? | 2021-09-19
    If you want to use the load function on the server, you'd be required to maintain the JWT token in a cookie, access it on the server in an API route/endpoint, and then you'll have to make calls to those API endpoints in the load function to check a user's credentials. Something like Svelte Starter Kit's Profile Page.
  • Svelte Starter Kit(updated) - Packed with more features out of the box! | 2021-09-09
  • New to Svelte, love the syntax and idea. Can anyone provide tips on setting up full stack with auth? | 2021-09-09
    If you need an opinionated full-stack starter kit(with auth) I've got you covered with Svelte Starter Kit. There are few things extra, which you can replace with better alternatives. | 2021-09-09
    It's fixed now
  • SvelteKit - SSG and SPA | 2021-08-28
  • Svelte Starter Kit (Updated) | 2021-08-13
    Head over to to explore! (More exciting updates on the way)
  • Please help me with creating a protected route in my sveltekit project. | 2021-08-11
    Hey, you can see how it's done here
  • Questions on SvelteKit and Supabase | 2021-07-31
    If you're looking for some structural reference you can check SvelteKit + Supabase Starter Kit
  • Svelte + Supabase Starter Kit is refactored and all updated now, with new features/enhancements | 2021-07-24

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Sapper and svelte-starter-kit you can also consider the following projects:

SvelteKit - The fastest way to build Svelte apps

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

routify - Automated Svelte routes

docsify - 🃏 A magical documentation site generator.

openapi-generator - OpenAPI Generator allows generation of API client libraries (SDK generation), server stubs, documentation and configuration automatically given an OpenAPI Spec (v2, v3)

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

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

Papercups - Open-source live customer chat

datasette - An open source multi-tool for exploring and publishing data

uvu - uvu is an extremely fast and lightweight test runner for Node.js and the browser

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