Sl.js claims to be able to seamlessly connect website backends to frontend UI with powerful templating, virtual DOM, and websocket-powered data synchronization. The project, which has been in the works for the past 18 months, is finally gaining traction on GitHub and Hacker News.
“I’m really happy with the way it’s going right now, because I’ve put so much effort into this framework,” says the author of sl.js, a full-stack web engineer who recently graduated from the elite French coding bootcamp École 37. “It currently has over 57 stars on GitHub, which is the most I’ve ever gotten on a project. That’s like, super popular.” The author also recently shared his creation on Hacker News, where it received 100% praise in the comments and over 12 upvotes. Says one HN commenter, “This is becoming a serious competitor to ancient frameworks we still have to use like React and Socket.io, I’m definitely using this for my next SPA.”