What is Marionette?

Marionette brings an application architecture to Backbone, along with built in view management and memory management. Backbone.Marionette is a composite application library for Backbone.js that aims to simplify the construction of large scale JavaScript applications. It is a collection of common design and implementation patterns found in applications.
Marionette is a tool in the Javascript MVC Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Marionette is an open source tool with 7.1K GitHub stars and 1.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Marionette's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Marionette?

44 companies reportedly use Marionette in their tech stacks, including 500px, Macy's, and Zinc.

74 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Marionette.

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Why developers like Marionette?

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

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Marionette in their tech stack.

Dan Robinson
Dan Robinson
at Heap, Inc. · | 18 upvotes · 53.2K views

The front end for Heap begun to grow unwieldy. The original jQuery pieces became difficult to maintain and scale, and a decision was made to introduce Backbone.js, Marionette, and TypeScript. Ultimately this ended up being a “detour” in the search for a scalable and maintainable front-end solution. The system did allow for developers to reuse components efficiently, but adding features was a difficult process, and it eventually became a bottleneck in advancing the product.

Today, the Heap product consists primarily of a customer-facing dashboard powered by React, MobX, and TypeScript on the front end. We wrote our migration to React and MobX in detail last year here.

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Marcos Iglesias
Marcos Iglesias
Sr. Software Engineer at Eventbrite · | 13 upvotes · 24K views

We are in the middle of a change of the stack on the front end. So we used Backbone.js with Marionette. Then we also created our own implementation of a Flux kind of flow. We call it eb-flux. We have worked with Marionette for a long time. Then at some point we start evolving and end up having a kind of Redux.js-style architecture, but with Marionette.

But then maybe one and a half years ago, we started moving into React and that's why we created the Eventbrite design system. It's a really nice project that probably could be open sourced. It's a library of components for our React components.

With the help of that library, we are building our new stack with React and sometimes Redux when it's necessary.

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Dmitriy Romanenko
Dmitriy Romanenko
Front End Engineer at Ascendify · | 1 upvotes · 456 views

Backbone.Marionette is a composite application library for Backbone.js that aims to simplify the construction of large scale JavaScript applications. Marionette

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Marionette Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Marionette?
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 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 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 is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity.
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Marionette's Stats

Marionette's Followers
84 developers follow Marionette to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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