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Ampersand.js vs Durandal: What are the differences?

Developers describe Ampersand.js as "A highly modular, loosely coupled, non-frameworky framework for building advanced JavaScript apps". We <3 Backbone.js at &yet. It’s brilliantly simple and solves many common problems in developing clientside applications. But we missed the focused simplicity of tiny modules in node-land. We wanted something similar in style and philosophy, but that fully embraced tiny modules, npm, and browserify. Ampersand.js is a well-defined approach to combining (get it?) a series of intentionally tiny modules. On the other hand, Durandal is detailed as "Single Page Apps Done Right". 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.

Ampersand.js and Durandal can be primarily classified as "Javascript MVC Frameworks" tools.

"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider Ampersand.js over the competitors, whereas "Easy to learn" was stated as the key factor in picking Durandal.

Ampersand.js and Durandal are both open source tools. Durandal with 1.78K GitHub stars and 391 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Ampersand.js with 818 GitHub stars and 52 GitHub forks.

What is Ampersand.js?

We <3 Backbone.js at &yet. It’s brilliantly simple and solves many common problems in developing clientside applications. But we missed the focused simplicity of tiny modules in node-land. We wanted something similar in style and philosophy, but that fully embraced tiny modules, npm, and browserify. Ampersand.js is a well-defined approach to combining (get it?) a series of intentionally tiny modules.

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.
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        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.
        Vue.js
        It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
        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
        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; It does those things for you, so you can focus on building killer features and UI.
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