I’m happy to announce the 1.0.0 release of htmx.
htmx is now mature enough that I can recommend it as a general replacement for intercooler.js projects. I don’t think there is a strong reason to port an existing intercooler project to htmx. I have several large intercooler apps and will not be moving them over any time soon. I can, however, recommend using htmx over intercooler for new projects.
As the homepage says:
<form>be able to make HTTP requests?
submitevents trigger them?
HTML-oriented web development was abandoned not because hypertext was a bad idea, but rather because HTML didn’t have sufficient expressive power. htmx aims to fix that & allows you to implement many common modern web UI patterns using the original hypertext model of the web.
In May htmx reached 0.0.1. Soon thereafter I had the good fortune of being contacted by Ben Croker who was interested in htmx as a base for his new reactive library, Sprig. Ben was willing to be an early adopter of htmx and pushed the library along much faster than it would have gone otherwise.
I have been very lucky to the have help and feedback from many contributors in GitHub and on Discord. I’d like to thank, in particular, Ben Pate, Robert Schroll & Alejandro Schmeichler for contributing code as well as new ideas and discussions.
Finally, I would like to thank Justin Sampson, who took a lot of time to explain REST & HATEOAS to me and how intercooler (and now htmx) fit into that model for web development.