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Babel vs Rome : What are the differences?

Developers describe Babel as "Use next generation JavaScript, today". Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support. On the other hand, *Rome * is detailed as "All in one JS toolchain (By Facebook)". It is an experimental JavaScript toolchain. It includes a compiler, linter, formatter, bundler, testing framework and more. It aims to be a comprehensive tool for anything related to the processing of JavaScript source code.

Babel belongs to "JavaScript Compilers" category of the tech stack, while Rome can be primarily classified under "Javascript Utilities & Libraries".

Some of the features offered by Babel are:

  • Array comprehensions
  • Arrow functions
  • Async functions

On the other hand, Rome provides the following key features:

  • Open Source
  • Compiler
  • Linter

Babel and Rome are both open source tools. Babel with 36.3K GitHub stars and 4.22K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Rome with 7.96K GitHub stars and 254 GitHub forks.

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    What is Babel?

    Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support.

    What is Rome ?

    It is an experimental JavaScript toolchain. It includes a compiler, linter, formatter, bundler, testing framework and more. It aims to be a comprehensive tool for anything related to the processing of JavaScript source code.

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