Preact Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Preact

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better Preact alternative or higher similarity.

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Posts with mentions or reviews of Preact. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-23.
  • Reactive Clojure: You don't need a web framework, you need a web language | 2021-09-23
    Preact is React without the fluff -

    loc in a node project is hard to judge due to packages and the aforementioned mono repo difference, but the preact functional build artefact is an order of magnitude smaller: | 2021-09-23
  • I smashed a bug and I liked it | 2021-09-20
    I'm not a Ruby on Rails or Preact person. But after reading the Forem docs, I got interested in both ecosystems. And the best way to dive deeper into the language or the framework is to write something in it. So I decided to roll out the Forem platform build locally and try to make something with it. I started from the second step ("What?") to incentivize the first one ("How?") for myself better.
  • Building an image processing pipeline with Fauna's streaming | 2021-09-08
    For our front end we will be using Preact, a fast and small React-like library. We'll also be using Htm by the same author so that we can use JSX without having to configure a build setup.
  • Where can I learn to properly store an API key on the backend of Create-React-App? | 2021-08-16
    There's a lot of libraries in between of course, and make for great exploration targets. Things like Preact offer a better React experience by mimicking the React API but with far better perf and bundle size. Other tools that offer more exotic APIs, if you're up learn something completely new. Point is, there's options.
  • Error handling for production application in Preact | 2021-07-29
    Preact is a great alternative to React. It is made for creating modern Web Application and weights a ton less than a React application.
  • Windows 11, but for Web | 2021-07-22
  • Preact, Vite, & Docker Compose in 5 easy steps | 2021-07-06
    You can now build your next awesome Preact application using the awesome Vite bundler running anywhere with Docker Compose.
  • 17 Best Web Development Frameworks For 2021 | 2021-07-02
    The next front-end framework in our best web development frameworks list is Preact. It is another popular JS-based framework that states itself to be a 3KB faster alternative to React. Since it doesn’t occupy a larger chunk of your app, this means you don’t have to worry at all about performance. Since it’s based on the ES6 framework, it has seen significant adoption among the JS developer’s community. Let’s discuss the advantages and shortcomings of Preact.
  • Review, please!
    Something I found recently -
  • Ask HN: Where to start with getting back into front end? | 2021-06-29
    Yeah, it's a mess. Learn CSS. For real. Use the cascade, it's there for a reason. CSS has variables and animations and can even do interactivity. Vanilla JS will take you far if you learn it thoroughly. (MDN[0] is your friend) ES Modules exist and work natively in the browser. Use them to organize your code. React is crazy popular, learning it is good to have it on your résumé if nothing else, but it needs huge and slow dev tooling. If you want a framework, use Preact[1] (React but tiny, if you use it with htm[2] you won't need a build step) or Svelte[3]. Babel isn't needed unless you are targeting old browsers, and even if you are Closure Compiler[4] works better.






  • No need for virtual DOM and controlled components | 2021-06-22
    Appealing about Preact is its minimalism. There is no virtual DOM, no unnecessary code and no unnecessary render, at least this is the goal that the Preact developers strive for.
  • The Plan for React 18 | 2021-06-08
    > Facebook! :P

    IMO there are far greater concerns with centralized API services, which are nearly always opaque, closed-source, and incentivized towards vendor lock-in (AWS being the elephant in the room).

    "Staking careers" is also a little much; React isn't that hard to learn (it's near-trivial compared to .NET or iOS development), and any developer worth their salt will have to frequently retrain into new patterns and frameworks during their career.

    There can be legitimate concerns with power concentrations of open-source software based on the incentives of its stewards (Chrome comes to mind); but ultimately React carries a relatively small footprint, and can always be forked [0] if it goes in a direction that developers don't like.


  • Hard work and poor pay stresses out open-source maintainers
    I do remember when some nasty legal terms were in the license and then was born.
  • React JS FAQ: The Most Common Questions | 2021-06-01


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