Aphrodite has been around for longer and has gained popularity in the React community. It has a significant user base and is widely used in production applications. On the other hand, @linaria/core is a relatively newer library but has been gaining popularity due to its unique approach to styling in React.
In terms of performance, @linaria/core has an advantage over Aphrodite. Since @linaria/core extracts CSS at build time, it eliminates the runtime overhead of generating and applying inline styles. This can result in faster rendering and smaller bundle sizes compared to Aphrodite.
Integration and Compatibility
Aphrodite works well with React and can be easily integrated into existing React projects. It also has good compatibility with other CSS-in-JS libraries. @linaria/core is specifically designed for React and provides seamless integration with React components. It also supports server-side rendering (SSR) and works well with popular bundlers like webpack and Rollup.
Community and Maintenance
Both libraries have active communities and are actively maintained. Aphrodite has been around for longer and has a larger community, which means more resources and community support. @linaria/core, being a newer library, has a smaller community but is growing steadily and has a dedicated team behind it.