v10.10.0(about 1 year ago)
Both @stitches/react and JSS are popular libraries, but they cater to different audiences. @stitches/react is a more modern and lightweight CSS-in-JS solution that has gained popularity in recent years. JSS, on the other hand, has been established for a longer time and is widely used in the React community.
API and Syntax
@stitches/react is known for its excellent runtime performance. It uses a runtime CSS-in-JS solution with efficient class name generation, resulting in minimal runtime overhead. JSS, on the other hand, generates stylesheets during runtime, which can have a slight performance impact. However, the performance difference might be negligible in most applications.
Features and Flexibility
@stitches/react provides a minimalistic approach with only the essential features needed for styling components. It offers automatic critical CSS extraction, theme variables, and composability. JSS, on the other hand, is a more feature-rich library with support for nested styles, global styles, media queries, and custom plugins. It provides more flexibility but might have a steeper learning curve.
Integration and Ecosystem
@stitches/react is specifically designed for React and has seamless integration with React components. It also works well with popular tools like Next.js and Create React App. JSS, on the other hand, is not tied to any specific framework and can be used with React, Vue, Angular, or even without any framework. It has a larger ecosystem and more community plugins and integrations available.
Documentation and Community Support
Both libraries have good documentation, but JSS has been around for longer, so it has a more extensive knowledge base and community support. @stitches/react, being relatively newer, might have fewer online resources and community plugins available, but it has an active and growing community.