Svelte VS SvelteKit

Compare Svelte vs SvelteKit and see what are their differences.

Svelte

Cybernetically enhanced web apps (by sveltejs)

SvelteKit

The fastest way to build Svelte apps (by sveltejs)
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Svelte SvelteKit
196 149
53,386 5,781
2.7% 8.3%
9.6 9.9
about 20 hours 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.

Svelte

Posts with mentions or reviews of Svelte. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-30.
  • Meet our new pei.
    1 project | reddit.com/r/sharpei | 4 Dec 2021
    Her name is Svelte (slender and elegant). But the name was inspired from a software framework called Svelte
  • Svelte's lifecycle methods can be used anywhere
    3 projects | dev.to | 30 Nov 2021
    I haven't quite wrapped my mind around it, but you can even use afterUpdate in Svelte to replicate React's useEffect hook. See this example from Rich Harris, which I found in an interesting GitHub issue discussing the edges of Svelte's reactivity.
  • Top 6 Frontend Frameworks in 2022 for Web Development
    2 projects | dev.to | 29 Nov 2021
    Svelte
  • How to update values in database shown in html table?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/cs50 | 24 Nov 2021
    This is a bit complex, and you might want to use a UI framework like React, Vue, or Svelte.
  • I built svelte-link-preview
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/sveltejs | 23 Nov 2021
    When linking https://svelte.dev/ the description is set to null which is probably due to the uppercase letter in the meta tag? Is this something the proxy could/should take into account so the description is read nevertheless?
  • The Sacred Steps to Achieving Good Documentation
    5 projects | dev.to | 23 Nov 2021
    Of course, the correct tool, as usual, depends on the requirements of your project. For an API, Apiary might be your best choice, if you want a more generalized documentation you Read the Docs might give you a quick and free way to have your documentation up and running, however if you really want a lot more control over styling and such, docussaurus can really help. There is also a last option which is quite rare though: just make a static website from the ground up. You can use React, Svelte, or really anything you want to build a documentation site. It's a lot more work than any of the previous options, but if you truly believe you need to control every single aspect  of your documentation it is still a possibility.
  • Adding React to an Optimizely UI - Part 2
    7 projects | dev.to | 19 Nov 2021
    But the big name players are still React, Angular and Vue, in my opinion (and I fully confess there was a lot of my opinion in the decision phase here!). Other noteworthy candidates were Next.JS and Svelte.
  • Dev in Dev: Issue 1 Nov 2021
    3 projects | dev.to | 18 Nov 2021
    AJAX and Single Page Apps ushered in a new age of web experiences, however it is not without it's flaws. Transitional Apps is a new paradigm of web apps which proposes a new direction. Rich Harris of Svelte introduces this concept at Jam Stack Conf 2021.
  • Testing Svelte components with Jest and Vite
    8 projects | dev.to | 18 Nov 2021
    Svelte hasn't anointed a set of testing tools or does not advocate for a particular testing strategy. It gives some basic advice. More established frameworks have recommendations and integrations specific to their CLI tooling - React recommends using Jest and React Testing Library, and Vue recommends using Mocha or Jest with Vue Testing Library. In theory, you can use whatever JavaScript testing library you want for testing, because in the end you will be testing JavaScript code, regardless of whether it is transpiled or not. However, it can prove to be tricky to integrate different tools into a frontend toolchain for your "dev stack".
  • Memoirs of a lone JavaScript developer PART 2 : Svelte. An awful implementation of an old idea.
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/u_liaguris | 17 Nov 2021

SvelteKit

Posts with mentions or reviews of SvelteKit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-03.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Svelte and SvelteKit you can also consider the following projects:

Next.js - The React Framework

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

lit-element - LEGACY REPO. This repository is for maintenance of the legacy LitElement library. The LitElement base class is now part of the Lit library, which is developed in the lit monorepo.

Nuxt.js - The Intuitive Vue Framework

solid - A declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces. [Moved to: https://github.com/solidui/solid]

awesome-blazor - Resources for Blazor, a .NET web framework using C#/Razor and HTML that runs in the browser with WebAssembly.

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

Sapper - The next small thing in web development, powered by Svelte

Aurelia 1 - The Aurelia 1 framework entry point, bringing together all the required sub-modules of Aurelia.

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

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