super-expressive.macro VS babel-handbook

Compare super-expressive.macro vs babel-handbook and see what are their differences.


🎣 A macro to generate Regular Expressions (RegExp) at build-time with super-expressive. (by arthurdenner)


:blue_book: A guided handbook on how to use Babel and how to create plugins for Babel. (by jamiebuilds)
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Posts with mentions or reviews of super-expressive.macro. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-27.
  • A tale of knowledge building
    4 projects | | 27 Apr 2021
    After a couple of weeks of playing around with the idea and learning much more about Babel plugins in the process, I released super-expressive.macro - a macro to generate Regular Expressions (RegExp) at build-time with super-expressive.


Posts with mentions or reviews of babel-handbook. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-10-21.
  • Abstract Syntax Trees and Practical Applications in JavaScript
    13 projects | | 21 Oct 2023
    For more information about building Babel plugins, check the Kent's Babel Handbook or this awesome Babel handbook by Jamie.
  • Getting Started With Babel - Transpiling Javascript
    2 projects | | 10 Aug 2022
    Babel does this by compiling down JavaScript code written with the latest standards into a version that will work everywhere today. This process is known as source-to-source compiling, also known as transpiring. Source: Jamie Kyle
  • 11 JavaScript Examples to Source Code That Reveal Design Patterns In Use
    13 projects | | 20 Mar 2022
    I'll be honest, my approach to getting used to working with ASTs is a bit weird, but it worked for me. For some reason the thought of working with the TypeScript AST sounds really attractive to me. I'm sure most people recommend to start deep diving into babel first before getting used to working with an AST with the TypeScript compiler, but I started it the other way around. There is a great library called ts-morph that focuses on making it easier for developers to work with the TypeScript compiler. Learning hands on with ts-morph while getting used to their compiler api made babel much easier to understand without ever touching babel.
  • A tale of knowledge building
    4 projects | | 27 Apr 2021
    Those videos gave me a base for the task but I needed more sources to achieve it, so I read a lot of source code for other libraries built with babel-plugin-macros, read the plugin's authoring documentation and Jamie Kyle's Babel Handbook.
  • How to create your own language that compile to JavaScript
    3 projects | /r/javascript | 15 Apr 2021
    If you want to learn more about parsing, reading the code of an actual recursive parser might be a better idea. Esprima is a decent place to start if you're interested in JS grammar. Then you can look at the babel handbook to learn more about AST transformations. From there, the literature gets quite a bit more heavy. If you get this far and are willing to push further, you'll probably want to grab yourself a copy of the dragon book at a minimum.
  • Revealing the magic of AST by writing babel plugins
    2 projects | | 5 Mar 2021
    Babel handbook

What are some alternatives?

When comparing super-expressive.macro and babel-handbook you can also consider the following projects:

esprima - ECMAScript parsing infrastructure for multipurpose analysis

super-expressive - 🦜 Super Expressive is a zero-dependency JavaScript library for building regular expressions in (almost) natural language

picoc - A very small C interpreter

estree - The ESTree Spec

babel-plugin-macros - 🎣 Allows you to build simple compile-time libraries

spotify-web-api-node - A Node.js wrapper for Spotify's Web API.

Immer - Create the next immutable state by mutating the current one

snabbdom - A virtual DOM library with focus on simplicity, modularity, powerful features and performance.

babel-plugin-tsconfig-paths-module-resolver - Use tsconfig-paths in any bundler that supports a custom babel config.

cheerio - The fast, flexible, and elegant library for parsing and manipulating HTML and XML.

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

TypeScript - TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output.