vs-asyncapi-preview VS Ink

Compare vs-asyncapi-preview vs Ink and see what are their differences.


VSCode AsyncAPI Preview Extension (by asyncapi)


🌈 React for interactive command-line apps (by vadimdemedes)
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vs-asyncapi-preview Ink
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5.7 8.9
about 1 month ago 19 days ago
TypeScript TypeScript
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of vs-asyncapi-preview. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-09.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Ink. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-02.
  • Is Node.js a good way to implement a CLI app with persistence?
    3 projects | /r/node | 2 Jun 2023
    Due to Node's asynchronous behavior, it makes Node great for long-running processes that make a lot of HTTP requests, database calls, and other async ops, like a web server or a REST API. However, if I am making a CLI tool for pretty much personal use only, with very minimal async operations, then blocking the event loop with a synchronous function that will resolve almost immediately will make no difference perceivable to a human brain or have any speed benefits that someone can actually observe (think `fs.readFileSync` or `require('dotenv') of 10 line config file, or a quick embedded db (sqlite) query with only ~100 records. I'm wondering what the best way to implement the database part of the app synchronous. I can read/write to JSON files but it would be tricky because the data is relational, and some complex joins and other data wrangling operations are required (complex to perform in JS but are easy to implement in a SQL statement). It's not important what the operations are, that's not the point of this post. This is mostly a personal project of interest: making this CLI tool completely avoiding any async operations/using no promises. I would like to use node tho, as I said this is just out of interest and I also want to experiment with several CLI libraries such as Ink or Cliffy.
  • Ink: React for interactive command-line apps
    24 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 May 2023
    Ink is amazing for quickly hacking together TUIs. I recently did so with Nbb (Node Babashka) and and enjoyed the experience overall.

    My only real complaint is how everything in your VDOM seems to re-render on a state change. IIRC this is being addressed [1], but is something to be mindful of, especially if your users may be using slow machines.

    [1] https://github.com/vadimdemedes/ink/issues/21

    24 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 May 2023
  • create-helix-app: project templates with Helix and more
    4 projects | /r/Clojure | 24 Apr 2023
    To try it out, run npx create-helix-app in your terminal. It is powered by Nbb, Ink, and Helix itself!
  • Is building GUI with Browser and Web Tech Common in Embedded Industry?
    3 projects | /r/embedded | 13 Apr 2023
    React is special because it defines a specification for a 'reconciler', rather than being specifically a 'web' focused library. We use React to define the regular page layout, but also to define our terminal UI tools, our 3D environments and our charting engine. The ability to seamlessly switch reconciler, all in the same language with the same APIs is an absolute super power.
  • React is a fractal of bad design
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Mar 2023
    You’re probably referring to https://github.com/vadimdemedes/ink
  • Why react?
    5 projects | /r/reactjs | 1 Mar 2023
    On the technical side, the ability to have pluggable renderers has been very useful for us. We never would have considered 3D without react-three-fiber. Building cli applications with react-ink is pretty cool.
  • How To Build a CLI With Node.js and React
    7 projects | dev.to | 5 Nov 2022
    You're going to build the CLI using Ink, a React component-based library for building interactive CLIs. It uses Yoga to build Flexbox layouts in the terminal, so most CSS-like props are available in Ink as well. Ink is simply a React renderer for the terminal, so all the React features are supported. No need to learn a new syntax specific to Ink.
  • Labview replacement language
    3 projects | /r/embedded | 26 Oct 2022
    React has reconcilers available so you can use the exact same syntax to build 3D scenes, or terminal user interfaces, with performance increases compared to using the underlying APIs naively due to good scheduling.
  • Clojurescript & Ink
    4 projects | /r/Clojure | 19 Sep 2022

What are some alternatives?

When comparing vs-asyncapi-preview and Ink you can also consider the following projects:

Commander.js - node.js command-line interfaces made easy

oclif - Node.js Open CLI Framework. Built by Salesforce.

blessed - A high-level terminal interface library for node.js.

nestjs-commander - A module for using NestJS to build up CLI applications

tui-rs - Build terminal user interfaces and dashboards using Rust

PyLaTeX - A Python library for creating LaTeX files

cli-table3 - Pretty unicode tables for the command line

react-native-windows - A framework for building native Windows apps with React.

react-pdf - πŸ“„ Create PDF files using React

not-yet-awesome-rust - A curated list of Rust code and resources that do NOT exist yet, but would be beneficial to the Rust community.

rust-headless-chrome - A high-level API to control headless Chrome or Chromium over the DevTools Protocol. It is the Rust equivalent of Puppeteer, a Node library maintained by the Chrome DevTools team.

zx - A tool for writing better scripts