Database Parameters and Speed –
Rows – If we consider how much time it takes for the frameworks to create 1000 rows after a web page gets loaded, Inferno takes nearly 25% less time than React and Angular. The only framework ahead of Inferno is VanillaJS. Moving on, if we consider the duration for updating 1000 rows of a table, Inferno leads the chart and AngularJS is the slowest. If you take the duration taken to swap two rows in the table of 1000 rows, Inferno takes only 10% of the time that React JS and Angular JS will take. Therefore, it is very clear that when it comes to the critical operations, Inferno JS performs even better. This is also applicable for clearing rows, appending rows, removing rows and various such activities.
Performance Parameters and Speed –
If you take into consideration the total time required to parse, compile, evaluate the scripts in a page, Inferno takes only 25% time of the total time taken by React and Angular. If you take the main thread work time or the time for working on the main thread, Inferno is ahead of React and far ahead of Angular. When the CPU and the network are consistently interacting, AngularJS becomes extremely slow and Inferno thrives in such a scenario. The last parameter to compare in this category is the total byte weight or the transfer cost of all the resource loaded in the page and here too, Inferno leads.
Why Is Not Inferno JS Popular Yet?
In comparison to AngularJS and ReactJS, the popularity of Inferno is negligible. Many argue that it is a mixture of JS and HTML but it is more like ReactJS which is already popular. Similarly, the claim that very few people care about speed in web stuff is also not really true. Yes, there are many companies who focus more on functionality than speed. But speed is a significant factor for improving the user experience. Therefore, it is not something that can be neglected. However, the lack of community support can be a major reason for the developers to make a transition and give Inferno a chance.
Similarly, you can blame the company for lacking the marketing strategy to make the product popular. It is also due to the fact that it is relatively new and it was developed without a big target in the head. This is the reason the documentation is not up to the mark yet in comparison to the other frameworks. But anyone who is using ReactJS, he can make a transition to Inferno easily. However, for other framework users, it can be challenging. Along with InfernoJS, VanillaJS is another awesome framework that has the potential to replace the popular framework but it just cannot due to lack of popularity and other issues we just mentioned above for Inferno.