Alpine.js has gained significant popularity in recent years due to its simplicity and lightweight nature. Mithril, on the other hand, has been around for longer and has a dedicated user base, but it is not as widely used as Alpine.js.
Alpine.js is extremely lightweight, with a minified size of around 8KB. Mithril is also relatively small, with a minified size of around 10KB. Both libraries prioritize size and performance.
Alpine.js is designed to work seamlessly with existing HTML and CSS, allowing developers to enhance their static websites without a major overhaul. Mithril, on the other hand, is a standalone framework that provides its own templating system and requires a more dedicated approach to building web applications.
Community and Ecosystem
Both Alpine.js and Mithril have active communities, but Mithril has been around for longer and has a more established ecosystem with a wider range of plugins, tools, and resources available. Alpine.js, being a newer library, is rapidly growing its ecosystem but may have a more limited set of resources.