Is Elm dead?


Elm’s release cycle is slow on purpose. As Elm’s creator Evan Czaplicki wrote in February 2021: “If you like what you see now, that's pretty much what Elm is going to be for a while.”. In an update from November 2021, he shared some details about what he has been working on lately.

While the language doesn’t get frequent updates (and that’s a good thing!), the community is more active than ever. Here’s a recap of what happened in 2021 in the Elm community.

Why is it a good thing that Elm doesn’t get frequent updates? First of all, it means your code will last a long time! It also means the language is very stable, because features are carefully thought out before being implemented.