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What is Knockout?

It is a JavaScript library that helps you to create rich, responsive display and editor user interfaces with a clean underlying data model. Any time you have sections of UI that update dynamically (e.g., changing depending on the user’s actions or when an external data source changes), it can help you implement it more simply and maintainably.
Knockout is a tool in the Javascript UI Libraries category of a tech stack.
Knockout is an open source tool with 10.4K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Knockout's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Knockout?

Companies
40 companies reportedly use Knockout in their tech stacks, including Queue-it, Securly, and Huddle.

Developers
190 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Knockout.

Knockout Integrations

JavaScript, TinyMCE, DevExtreme, jQWidgets, and DNN are some of the popular tools that integrate with Knockout. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Knockout.
Pros of Knockout
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Data centered application
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Open source

Knockout's Features

  • Easily associate DOM elements with model data using a concise, readable syntax
  • When your data model's state changes, your UI updates automatically
  • Implicitly set up chains of relationships between model data, to transform and combine it
  • Quickly generate sophisticated, nested UIs as a function of your model data

Knockout Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Knockout?
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.
React
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
jQuery
jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
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