Htmx Alternatives

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  • Learning Javascript after Python
    Have a look: "> htmx - high power tools for html" https://htmx.org
  • The JavaScript ecosystem is a hot mess and so is software development in general
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-16
    I work on a dependency-free, build-less library called htmx:

    https://htmx.org

    It's more an extension of HTML than a JS library. It might be a good way to gently introduce more dynamic behavior without blowing out the complexity of your site.

  • Should I ditch using Django
    reddit.com/r/startups | 2021-10-16
    As an additional advice, I would check the Django subreddit and ask what are they doing for their front-end needs (e.g. check this one) -> you don't have to use JS for front-end (e.g. check htmx, unicorn, etc).
  • The Decline of Django
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-15
    I think the case for server-side HTML rendering has never been stronger, and of all Django projects I work on, the ones I enjoy most are those that never got on the SPA bandwagon. From both a developer and user point of view I find them much faster and less painful. There are many cases where you really, really don't need the massive amount of extra complexity involved in designing APIs, adding JS frameworks etc.

    When you need a bit of extra UI goodness, [htmx](https://htmx.org/) is a fantastic solution, and you can still use SPA-type approaches for things that need them.

    You can also benefit from massively faster (and more reliable) functional testing when you are mostly standard HTML - see [django-functest](https://github.com/django-functest/django-functest/) for an example of this.

  • Has anyone written a small framework to support HTMX?
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-10-14
    See: https://htmx.org/
  • How Laravel Livewire works (a deep dive)
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-12
    I recently started using htmx (https://htmx.org/) in combination with Django and have become a firm believer of sending HTML 'over the wire' instead of JSON structures that then get used client side.
  • I built a modern website in 2021
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-10
    Curious - why aren’t simpler frameworks like htmx (https://htmx.org/) more common or
  • Ask HN: Why aren’t frameworks like htmx more popular?
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-10
    shifting to htmx [1] or related “simpler” libraries?

    [1] https://htmx.org/

  • The Shocking Immaturity of JavaScript
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-10
    Complexity and instability in the JS ecosystem is a hot button for me, so it's hard not to be drawn into vehement agreement.

    I've been doing a little work recently with htmx[0] and it's a breath of fresh air. But then, I'm at the point in my career where "cool new tech" is much less interesting for its own sake than it used to be when I was younger. I'm drawn for more to elegant, understandable, productive simplicity these days.

    I think that hints at the reason we have these endless debates - not just about JS but about $(your-favourite-tech). Software development is a socio-technical endeavour. We put all the focus on the technical part, and by comparison, rarely consider the social aspect.

    DHH is one of the few I've heard actually refer to this, on the corecursive podcast [1]. In discussing static typing vs dynamic, his point is the latter suits his brain. But that he understands and accepts static typing suits others, and that's fine.

    So I get that, for some, the JS ecosystem is dynamic and interesting; stimulating; exhilarating even. For others, it's an unstable quicksand that gets in the way of doing something useful.

    [0]: https://htmx.org/

    [1]: https://corecursive.com/045-david-heinemeier-hansson-softwar...

  • Action without refreshing the page?
    reddit.com/r/flask | 2021-10-04
  • Do you recommend learning Angular or React for the front end?
    reddit.com/r/java | 2021-10-02
    I have personally found a combination of htmx and Alpine.js to be very effective for my projects. Here's a demo project for using Spring Boot, Thymeleaf and htmx together. Here's a video on using Spring Boot w/htmx. That said, there is currently no job market for this kind of thing, although (crossed-fingers) that will change over the next few years.
  • Single Page Application vs Multi Page Application with Rich Harris
    It’s also possible to have a classic MPA but still get that nice js interactivity with HTMX : https://htmx.org/
    Most enterprise apps are deep-and-wide CRUD apps + workflows and could be implemented almost entirely with something like, *cough*, htmx.org at a fraction of the complexity. We've just been through a cycle where the FAANG cool kids were using SPA frameworks, so everyone started using SPA frameworks, and now it's the default position for the industry, no matter how inappropriate.
  • I don't want Django to redirect to a new page after successfully created an object
    reddit.com/r/django | 2021-09-26
    If this kind of simple interaction is what you need, my best guess is that you should take a look at https://htmx.org or https://unpoly.com. Both are "transparent" solutions for what you'e trying to achieve. Personally I'm into HTMX.
  • Full Stack / Back End Devs. How well versed are you in front end tech?
    reddit.com/r/dotnet | 2021-09-25
    For anything new, I prefer to keep my deployments as simple as possible, so I've been sticking with just Razor Pages where I can. I've been investigating HTMX for a while now to try to achieve that SPA feel without having actually go down that rabbit hole.

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