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  • VanJS: A 0.9KB JavaScript UI framework
    15 projects | | 20 Dec 2023
    The preact team also dislikes transpiling jsx so they've developed an alternative using tagged template literals:
  • React SSR web-server from scratch
    2 projects | | 21 Nov 2023
    So getting this to work without bundler magic is very hard. It's not surprising why NextJS is investing in a bundler. Though one thing that really sticks out is how much complexity we add for just miniscule dev ergonomics. Not using JSX and using something like htm would make all this easier (removing the bundler entirely), it's a lot of overhead to avoid a couple of quotes. React should really have a tagged-template mode. Also all of this is indirection is actually bad for dev ergonomics too! One of the reasons I did this is because I'm absolutely sick of magic caches and sorting through code that's been crushed by a bundler into something I don't recognize and can't easily debug. While we can't get rid of this completely (ts/jsx) this preserves the module import graph completely on the client-side making it easy to find things as you are working and preserving line numbers. This obviously is not useful for a production build and there's a lot of work that would need to go in to support both modes over the same code, but it's depressing no tools really work like this for local development.
  • HTML Web Components
    14 projects | | 13 Nov 2023
    You can also do JSX and skip the build step with preact + htm :
    14 projects | | 13 Nov 2023
    You can use the htm library as a pure client-side jsx:

    It is not completely the same, but far better than that h function madness.

  • Service Worker Templating Language (SWTL)
    4 projects | | 19 Aug 2023
    While I was able to achieve this fairly easily, the developer experience of manually stitching strings together wasnt great. Being myself a fan of buildless libraries, such as htm and lit-html, I figured I'd try to take a stab at implementing a DSL for component-like templating in Service Workers myself, called Service Worker Templating Language (SWTL), here's what it looks like:
  • Gaseous - Yet Another Games Manager
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 10 Jul 2023
    after looking at your scripts file i want to convert it to jsx/htm lol
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 10 Jul 2023
    I would however highly recommend
  • Create and Hydrate HTML with HTM
    2 projects | | 25 Jun 2023
    I thought the same thing, but apparently "HTM" is a JSX like javascript string template representation of HTML, and it can be found here:
  • Simple Modern JavaScript Using JavaScript Modules and Import Maps
    9 projects | | 16 Feb 2023
    This seems like a case of caring way too much about something that's hardly very different. JSX versus tagged template strings can be incredibly similar to one another.

    The examples in this article are using vanilla template strings to author raw html, but that only misses a couple of nicities JSX has. There are tagged template string libraries like htm[1] that do include some of the few nicities JSX has, but which are actually compatible with the official language.


  • Using React without JSX == no build
    2 projects | | 4 Jan 2023
    There is however a library that is closer to JSX (HTML-like feel) but yet does not require a build step. htm. HTM uses tagged templates to leverage template literal as native Javascript template strings. If you have not played with tagged templates, I encourage you to check this out, it's a quite powerful feature, that has recently become a part of Javascript.
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