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What is Marionette?

It is a JavaScript library with a RESTful JSON interface and is based on the Model–view–presenter application design paradigm. Backbone is known for being lightweight, as its only hard dependency is on one JavaScript library, Underscore.js, plus jQuery for use of the full library.
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, Angry Ventures, and Zscaler.

99 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Marionette.
Public Decisions about Marionette

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 · 298.2K 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.

#JavascriptUiLibraries #Libraries #JavascriptMvcFrameworks #TemplatingLanguagesExtensions

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Marcos Iglesias
Marcos Iglesias
Sr. Software Engineer at Eventbrite · | 13 upvotes · 124.9K 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 · 2.5K views
Shared insights

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's Features

  • Layouts
  • Utilities
  • Behaviors
  • Radio
  • Objects

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.
Puppet Labs
Puppet is an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems and performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification.
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.
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.
Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
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Marionette's Followers
108 developers follow Marionette to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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