Svelte has gained significant popularity in recent years and has a growing community of developers. Hyperapp, while not as widely known, still has a dedicated user base and is popular among developers who prefer minimalistic frameworks.
Svelte is known for its small bundle size due to its unique compilation process. It compiles the components at build time, resulting in highly optimized and lightweight applications. Hyperapp is also lightweight, but its bundle size may be slightly larger compared to Svelte.
Svelte provides a highly intuitive and straightforward syntax and follows a component-based architecture. It offers features like reactive statements, two-way binding, and a simple state management system. Hyperapp also has a minimalistic and intuitive API that allows developers to quickly build applications. Both frameworks provide a smooth development experience.
Svelte shines in terms of performance due to its compilation process. The resulting applications have minimal runtime overhead and faster initial load times. Hyperapp is also performant, but the overall performance may not match that of Svelte's optimized output.
Svelte embraces a component-based architecture where components are self-contained and can be easily composed to build complex UI structures. Hyperapp, while it supports component composition, does not have the same level of emphasis and dedicated tooling for component composition as Svelte.
Ecosystem and Tooling
Svelte has a growing ecosystem with a wide range of third-party libraries and tools, including routing, testing, and state management solutions. Hyperapp has a smaller ecosystem but still provides essential tools for building applications. It may require more custom integration for certain functionalities compared to Svelte.