Bottom line: I am very impressed with Svelte, mostly because it just “feels right”.
A couple of weeks ago, I was chatting with one of my work colleagues who has the misfortune to have to create Web applications. If I am a bad person and go to hell when I die, I’m quite sure Satan will have me creating Angular applications for all eternity. Anyway, my pal mentioned that he’d been hearing a lot of positive buzz about the Svelte system, but that he hadn’t looked at Svelte yet.
The Svelte “Hello World” application in the Visual Studio code tool and development server.
Then a couple of days ago, one of the Syncfusion (www.syncfusion.com) authors I work with and whose opinions I respect, Ed F, wrote to me and told me that he’s putting the final touches on a new e-book he’s writing, titled “Svelte Succinctly”.
I found several excellent introductory tutorials on YouTube. I had a Svelte “Hello World” up and running quickly, but only because I was familiar with all the moving parts of a Svelte development system. Briefly, I installed Visual Studio Code, then in VSC I installed the Svelte development plugin, then I used nodejs (including the npm package manager) to clone the Svelte basic Hello World template from github. And presto, I had the Hello World example running in the VSC development server.
If you work with Web applications, none of this process is surprising. But if you’re new to Web development, learning how to use VSC, nodejs, github, and dozens of related tools, can take many hours of experimentation.
Anyway, if you’re a Web person, you should consider checking out Svelte.
The word “svelte” means “slender and elegant”. Artist Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962) was a French painter with a very distinctive style where his subjects were always thin and graceful.
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