What is Durandal?

Durandal is a cross-device, cross-platform client framework written in JS and designed to make Single Page Applications (SPAs) easy to create and maintain.
Durandal is a tool in the Javascript MVC Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Durandal is an open source tool with 1.8K GitHub stars and 390 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Durandal's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Durandal?

Companies
4 companies use Durandal in their tech stacks, including Easygenerator, Artist Growth, and EasyPreOrders.

Developers

Durandal Integrations

Why developers like Durandal?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Durandal

Durandal's features

  • Clean MV* Architecture
  • JS & HTML Modularity
  • Simple App Lifecycle
  • Eventing, Modals, Message Boxes, etc.
  • Navigation & Screen State Management
  • Consistent Async Programming w/ Promises
  • App Bundling and Optimization
  • Use any Backend Technology
  • Built on top of jQuery, Knockout & RequireJS.
  • Integrates with popular CSS libraries such as Bootstrap and Foundation.
  • Make your own templatable and data-bindable widgets.
  • Fully Testable

Durandal Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Durandal?
AngularJS
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
Backbone.js
Backbone supplies structure to JavaScript-heavy applications by providing models key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing application over a RESTful JSON interface.
Angular 2
Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
Ember.js
Ember.js is a JavaScript framework that does all of the heavy lifting that you'd normally have to do by hand. There are tasks that are common to every web app; Ember.js does those things for you, so you can focus on building killer features and UI.
Aurelia
Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity.
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