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A fast, React-like JavaScript library for building UIs
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What is Inferno?

Inferno is an isomorphic library for building high-performance user interfaces, which is crucial when targeting mobile devices. Unlike typical virtual DOM libraries like React, Mithril, Virtual-dom, Snabbdom and Om, Inferno uses techniques to separate static and dynamic content. This allows Inferno to only "diff" renders that have dynamic values.
Inferno is a tool in the Javascript UI Libraries category of a tech stack.
Inferno is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Inferno's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Inferno?

3 companies reportedly use Inferno in their tech stacks, including Tripviss,, and Flawless Tools.

21 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Inferno.

Inferno Integrations

Pros of Inferno
React-like api
Faster than React
Smaller bundles
Faster than Angular
Faster than Vue
Compatibility package for existing React apps

Inferno's Features

  • One of the fastest front-end frameworks for rendering UI in the DOM
  • Components have a similar API to React ES2015 components with inferno-component
  • Stateless components are fully supported and have more usability thanks to Inferno's hooks system
  • Isomorphic/universal for easy server-side rendering with inferno-server

Inferno Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Inferno?
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
Preact is an attempt to recreate the core value proposition of React (or similar libraries like Mithril) using as little code as possible, with first-class support for ES2015. Currently the library is around 3kb (minified & gzipped).
If you've ever built a JavaScript application, the chances are you've encountered – or at least heard of – frameworks like React, Angular, Vue and Ractive. Like Svelte, these tools all share a goal of making it easy to build slick interactive user interfaces. Rather than interpreting your application code at run time, your app is converted into ideal JavaScript at build time. That means you don't pay the performance cost of the framework's abstractions, or incur a penalty when your app first loads.
jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
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