yjs VS solid

Compare yjs vs solid and see what are their differences.


Solid - Re-decentralizing the web (project directory) (by solid)
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yjs solid
5 31
5,309 8,022
7.9% 0.4%
8.3 0.0
8 days ago 8 months ago
JavaScript HTML
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of yjs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-15.
  • Todos: The Hard Parts
    dev.to | 2021-09-15
    But still, frontend development is pretty damn hard! And that makes sense. Web applications can have interfaces as complex as IDEs and data exchange layers as complex as distributed databases.
  • A Simple Way to Build Collaborative Web Apps
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-08-17
    I haven't yet done this but based on some research it seems to me like the core of any collaborative app today is easiest served by picking some CRDT library.

    There are a couple of open-source CRDT libraries that provide both clients and servers (yjs [0] and automerge [1] are two big ones for JavaScript I'm aware of).

    My basic assumption is that as long as you put all your relevant data into one of these data structures and have the CRDT library hook into a server for storing the data, you're basically done.

    This may be a simplistic view of the problem though. For example I've heard people mention that CRDTs can be space inefficient so you may want/have to do periodic compaction.

    [0] https://github.com/yjs/yjs

    [1] https://github.com/automerge/automerge

    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-08-17
    I've used YJS and can strongly recommend. https://github.com/yjs/yjs

    Built a Google Docs like rich text collaborator for a client on Express/Psql and React. Worked like a charm (the hardest part was dealing with ports on AWS tbh).

    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-08-17
    That's a really nice tutorial. However, most of collaborative apps mentioned in the beginning operate on documents where merging concurrent edits by different users is more of a problem, and there's a really nice tool for that problem: CRDT (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict-free_replicated_data_...) and even ready to use libraries like Yjs (https://docs.yjs.dev).

    Of course, there's a lot of very senior HN users who already know about it. I only mention it because I never explored these tools before, learned about it a couple of months ago for the first time in my life and was really impressed.

  • Kanban board in one HTML using localstorage
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-15
    For shared use and remote storage, I'd consider using CRDTs like yjs [1] for instance.

    Should be pretty easy, local-first, and allow synchronous as well as asynchronous collaboration and syncing. Even p2p over LAN, webrtc or whatever (I'm unsure how to do local peer discovery in a web browser, on the desktop you'd simply use link-local multicast/avahi (DNS-SD)).

    [1] https://github.com/yjs/yjs


Posts with mentions or reviews of solid. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-18.
  • AWS is playing chess, Cloudflare is playing Go
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-18
    But, does Cloudflare gives back control to the user? (like Sandstorm does)

    I think the spiritual successor of Sandstorm is Tim Berners-Lee's Solid https://solidproject.org/ that was recently discussed in this thread https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28897373

    But, while Sandstorm is all about compartmentalizing access to data in a single server, having the document (grain) as its unit, Solid does this with multiple servers (called pods)

  • Kanidm: A simple, secure and fast identity management platform
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-16
    Making this a Solid Server or starting as a Solid IDP would be pretty valuable: https://solidproject.org/
  • [US/MA] Do we have the right to sell or rent out our personal data to business who collect it?
    Additionally, the original inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, is working on a cool concept project that will hopefully catch on with the general public and remedy this issue a little bit: https://solidproject.org/
  • Interoperable Serendipity
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-14
  • Going doorless
    dev.to | 2021-10-09
    There are several technical affordances to this at the moment. Local-first or edge apps enable the whole experience to take place in the security of one's own device and can continue offline without internet connection. Zero Data protocols like remoteStorage, Fission, and Solidobviate the need to create accounts (because people bring their own data storage) and also enable apps as swappable lenses—"software is the principles of an experience" (as Steve Jobs might have said) and your data becomes the details. Sharing content via URI fragment stores data in the link itself so that no 3rd-party server is necessary to hold the data (for example, a multi-platform music playlist).
  • Ask HN: Anyone using Solid for side(commercial) project?
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-05
    Anyone using Solid[0] and what is your experience?

    [0] https://solidproject.org

  • Useful resources for Solid
    reddit.com/r/SOLID | 2021-09-29
    https://solidproject.org/ - a website for all things Solid, maintained by the Solid team (a group of volunteers)
  • Show HN: Qodebeam
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-21
    cool, how is this different from https://solidproject.org/
  • Lisping at JPL
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-08-09
    https://graphmetrix.com is using sbcl common lisp for the entire conceptual AI system and decentralized server with the Solid protocol https://solidproject.org/
  • Domain hoarders are a pain in the ass
    reddit.com/r/webdev | 2021-08-05

What are some alternatives?

When comparing yjs and solid you can also consider the following projects:

Kanboard - Kanban project management software

pacman-backup - :floppy_disk: Pacman Backup tool for off-the-grid updates via portable USB sticks or (mesh) LAN networks.