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Svelte.js for Vue People

Published 12 months ago 1 min read

Lured by the dark side of Svelte.js, I leave the comfy confines of Vue.

Don't get me wrong—I love Vue. But I can't help getting excited by shining new things (frameworks). I saw Rich Harris' "Rethinking Reactivity" talk on YouTube and remembered hearing him on Shop Talk. I figured I'd give Svelte.js a try. Svelte's big thing is that it only works as a compiler, requiring no inclusion of library code (mostly, anyway) like Vue or React. I'm a minimalist at heart, so this idea really appealed to me. Svelte even has its own Nuxt-style framework built on top of Svelte called Sapper. I decided to start there.

I've got a Sapper starter I forked and then updated the PostCSS and Tailwind plugins. It's up on GitHub.

After that, I had a pretty good setup.