The Frontend Hitchhikers Guide: JS Alternatives

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  • GitHub repo yew

    Rust / Wasm framework for building client web apps


  • GitHub repo scala

    Scala 2 compiler and standard library. For bugs, see scala/bug

    Scala.js let's you transpile applications written in the programming language (Scala)[] into JavaScript. Scala.js boasts correctness, performance and interoperability with other JavaScript frameworks.

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  • GitHub repo Scala.js

    Scala.js, the Scala to JavaScript compiler


  • GitHub repo rust

    Empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software.

    Yew is a framework built on top of a promising programming language called rust and then is transpiled into web assembly as a web app. A big sell of Yew is that apps built with it can be mutli-threaded due to the web assembly runtime. Yew is also interoperable with javascript npm packages.

  • GitHub repo clojure

    The Clojure programming language

    Clojure is a dynamic, general purpose language based on another language called Lisp. Because of this its syntax looks very different from the other languages featured in this list.

  • GitHub repo Angular

    The modern web developer’s platform


NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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