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Discussion on: Svelte: first impressions

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Zane Milakovic

Great write up.

Svelte is interesting for me. For one, I feel React, Vue and other SPA are becoming too thick. Do you have a good idea of the bundle size output?

I am also sad Sapper is not further along. Server Rendering is a go to for me at this point.

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Erik Ostrom Author

Thanks! I think the Size metric from FreeCodeCamp's RealWorld framework comparison is indicative. It's very impressive. As they say, the framework compiles itself away. However, an even realer real-world app might use more external libraries in addition to the framework, which would make the framework savings somewhat less significant.

FWIW, Vue 3.0 is supposed to be about half the size of Vue 2 – and it was already one of the smaller ones, although not like Svelte.

I haven't looked into Sapper yet. Where does it fall short for you?