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In this list you'll find 3 Hotwire alternatives. You can also filter Hotwire alternatives by Open Source licenses, and various platforms including Self-Hosted , PHP , JavaScript , HTML , Elixir , Phoenix Framework and Laravel to narrow down your search.

Phoenix LiveView

Phoenix LiveView enables rich, real-time user experiences with server-rendered HTML. LiveView is free and open-source tool built for the Elixir framework Phoenix. It allows you to use a declarative model to render HTML on the server over WebSockets with optional LongPolling fallback. It also comes with templating and change tracking, live form validation with upload support, rich integration API with the client with phx-click, phx-focus, phx-blur, phx-submit, and a phx-hook for the cases where you have to write JavaScript.

Free & Open Source

👍 Most people think this is a good alternative to Hotwire.


HTMX is a HTML-first web framework that allows you to access AJAX, CSS Transitions, WebSockets and Server Sent Events directly in HTML Markup, using attributes. With HTMX, developers can quickly build emmersive experiences and modern user interfaces without having to worry about REST APIs or complicated frontend JavaScript configurations. HTMX weighs in at just under 10k min.gz'd and is completley dependecy-free.

Free & Open Source

👍 Most people think this is a good alternative to Hotwire.

Laravel Livewire

Laravel Livewire is a free and open-source, full-stack framework for Laravel that makes building dynamic interfaces simple. The framework allows you to build modern web applications faster, without leaving the comfort of Laravel. In a world where building modern web applications has become significantly more complex over time, Laravel Livewire can facilitate some of the functionallity brough about by frameworks like Angular, React, Vue and Svelte, without having to write JavaScript.

Free & Open Source


Hotwire or HTML Over The Wire is an alternative approach to building modern web applications without using much JavaScript by sending HTML instead of JSON over the wire. Hotwire is a newly released project from the guys at Basecamp, and the Ruby on Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson. The project aims to simplify the process of building web-based apps as a small team or solo developer.  The concept is however not new, it dates back years, and we have seen implementations being done before. Laravel Livewire, Phoenix Liveview and HTMX is similar implementations of the concept or serverside render blocks of HTML dynamically.

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Sun 20 Jun 2021 (5 months, 3 weeks ago)