Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #332

A UI framework without the framework

Jerod and Adam talked with Rich Harris –a JavaScript Journalist on The New York Times Investigations team– about his magical disappearing UI framework called Svelte. We compare and contrast Svelte to React, how the framework is embedded in a component, build time vs. run time, scoping CSS to components, and CSS in JavaScript. Rich also shares where Svelte v3 is heading and the details on Sapper, a framework for building extremely high-performance progressive web apps, powered by Svelte.


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2019-02-01T14:21:10Z ago

I really hope that things like Svelte and lit-html will take off and hit the mainstream in the end.

React has played a huge role in the adoption of the component-based approach to web apps development, it taught us a lot but it needs to step down. And I don’t believe that the successor is Vue.js, I think Svelte or lit-html is the next thing but those need some time and a little bit of marketing push.

Jerod Santo

Jerod Santo

Omaha, Nebraska

Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.

2019-02-01T14:25:30Z ago

Once Svelte 3 drops, I’m going to give it a go on some components and might livestream the experiment on our Twitch channel if anyone is interested.

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