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Ampersand.js vs KnockoutJS: What are the differences?

What is Ampersand.js? 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.

What is KnockoutJS? Knockout makes it easier to create rich, responsive UIs with JavaScript. Knockout is a JavaScript MVVM (a modern variant of MVC) library that makes it easier to create rich, desktop-like user interfaces with JavaScript and HTML. It uses observers to make your UI automatically stay in sync with an underlying data model, along with a powerful and extensible set of declarative bindings to enable productive development.

Ampersand.js and KnockoutJS can be categorized as "Javascript MVC Frameworks" tools.

Ampersand.js and KnockoutJS are both open source tools. KnockoutJS with 9.54K GitHub stars and 1.54K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Ampersand.js with 818 GitHub stars and 52 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Knockout
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    Open source
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    Micromodules
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    CommonJS
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    npm
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    Loosely Coupled
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    non-frameworky
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    Integrates well with anything
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    Great Community
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    Powerful
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    Free
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    Simple
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    JavaScript
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    Great for validations
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    Data centered application

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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 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.

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    What are some alternatives to Ampersand.js and 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.
    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
    It is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework. It 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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