Inferno is known for its small size and lightweight nature. It is designed to be a fast and efficient alternative to React, with a focus on performance. Riot is also lightweight, but it has a slightly larger footprint compared to Inferno.
Both Inferno and Riot are designed to be highly performant. Inferno, in particular, is known for its blazing fast rendering speed and minimal overhead. Riot also prioritizes performance, but it may not be as optimized as Inferno in certain scenarios.
React provides a mature and well-documented API, with a large number of resources and community support available. Inferno aims to provide a similar developer experience to React, with a similar API and component-based architecture. Riot, on the other hand, has a simpler and more lightweight API, which may be easier to learn and use for smaller projects.
React and Inferno both follow a virtual DOM-based component model, where components are defined using JSX and can have lifecycle methods. Riot, on the other hand, uses a different approach called 'tags', which are small, self-contained components that can be easily reused. Riot's tag-based approach may be more suitable for smaller projects or projects that require a simpler component model.
Integration and Ecosystem
React has a vast ecosystem with a wide range of third-party libraries, tools, and community support. It is widely adopted and has good integration with other popular libraries and frameworks. Inferno has a smaller ecosystem compared to React but still has a decent number of plugins and tools available. Riot has a smaller ecosystem compared to both React and Inferno, but it has its own set of plugins and tools that are specifically built for Riot.