You might wonder why we need another framework. Well, Alpine.js is a lightweight framework for smaller applications. Therefore many developers who want to build a Single Page Application (SPA) can use it. Let’s take a look at its defining attributes.
The syntax is similar to Vue and Angular because the developers borrowed various functionality and syntax form them. It allows us to write more declarative code that is cleaner and easier to read. So nothing too different here. What else?
The main reason being is that Tailwind’s selling points are that it provides low-level utility classes. And then it lets you build a completely custom design.
That’s exactly what Alpine does.
Why choose Alpine.js?
- Firstly, it is easy to get started with.
- Can be used with another library. No virtual DOM takes over the DOM.
- They are not just intended for large, single-page applications.
- Additionally, it provides ease of DOM manipulation.
Some Limitations of Alpine.js
- You cannot have nested components or have them communicate easily.
- The page does not get updated when non-interactive events trigger updates.
In conclusion, Alpine.js is a modern framework. Because it is lightweight and easy to implement, this framework can be used to replace jQuery.
If your application or website requires interaction and more dynamic behaviour. Have a look at this framework. (Github repo)
Furthermore, if you already have a website or web application that may require this. You can easily implement this framework.
However, by implementing this framework, we have cut down the development cost for lightweight applications. In addition to that, the application performance increased.
So if you have a simple idea that could do with some Alpine treatment, you can contact us.