Current stats show that React is still by far the most popular and beloved front-end framework

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  • inferno

    :fire: An extremely fast, React-like JavaScript library for building modern user interfaces

    Inferno (~6 years old) uses a VDOM, just like React, but it completely smokes React in benchmarks

  • Preact

    ⚛️ Fast 3kB React alternative with the same modern API. Components & Virtual DOM.

    Preact (~7 years old) packs most of React's functionality into an exceptionally tiny package, even when including the (optional) compatibility with React components

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • Svelte

    Cybernetically enhanced web apps

    Svelte (~6 years old) takes the ergonomics of writing modern apps to another level, with its focus on developer experience (less LoC + far easier to reason about)

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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