Seed is a Rust front-end framework for creating fast and reliable web apps with an Elm-like architecture.
- completely written in Rust, including the templating system (e.g.
- built-in state management that is based on the Elm architecture.
- a batteries-included approach with a focus on developer experience.
- clear and extensive documentation for Rust beginners and pros alike.
Seed allows you to develop the front-end with all the benefits of Rust, meaning speed, safety, and too many more things to count.
The Seed templating system uses a macro syntax that makes Rustaceans feel right at home. This means linting, formatting, and commenting will work, and it's all in Rust. This is opposed to a JSX-like syntax that relies on IDE extensions to improve the developer experience.
Seed has a batteries-included approach. This means less time writing boilerplate and less time installing dependencies.
Why not Seed?
- It's newer. It's harder to find support outside of Discord.
- WebAssembly is newer with less support. Browser compatibility is at 92.9%.
- Pre-built components are rare. You will likely have to roll your own components such as date pickers.
- No server-side rendering yet (#232).
- You may prefer other Rust frameworks like MoonZoon or Yew.
To get started right away, we can use the quickstart template:
cargo install cargo-generate cargo install trunk cargo install wasm-bindgen-cli cargo generate --git https://github.com/seed-rs/seed-quickstart.git --name seed-quickstart cd seed-quickstart trunk serve
If you get an error about wasm being linked against a different version of
wasm-bindgen, just follow the suggestion to run
cargo update -p wasm-bindgen. This will fix the linkings.
You should now see a working counter app in your browser at
Getting into Seed
The Seed examples are another good resource.
Trunk is the recommended application bundler for Seed. Seed projects are typically run with
trunk serve instead of
cargo run. You might also see
cargo make start project_name in the examples. Going forward, we recommend using Trunk.
Seed Styles is a styling library for Seed to create global and scoped styles.
There are also two template repositories. However, they are not currently up to date.
How stable is Seed?
As a framework, Seed is mostly feature-complete. You can build complete web apps in Seed. Projects built in Seed do use Rust
stable. Being in Rust, it's easy to create robust, predictable programs.
What's next for Seed?
Check out the roadmap.
- Awesome-seed-rs: A curated list of resources
- Seed Realworld: A detailed realworld example (outdated but still helpful)
- Engineering Rust Web Applications: A book describing full-stack Rust web development using Seed (oudated but still helpful)
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