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What is 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.

What is Angular 2?

Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.

What is 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.

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What companies use AngularJS?
3346 companies on StackShare use AngularJS
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261 companies on StackShare use Angular 2
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What tools integrate with AngularJS?
31 tools on StackShare integrate with AngularJS
What tools integrate with Angular 2?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Angular 2
What tools integrate with Backbone.js?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Backbone.js

What are some alternatives to AngularJS, Angular 2, and Backbone.js?

  • Ember.js - A JavaScript framework for creating ambitious web apps
  • Aurelia - Next gen JS framework written with ES6 and ES7. Integrates with Web Components. No external dependencies except polyfills.
  • Marionette - Make your Backbone applications dance
  • KnockoutJS - Knockout makes it easier to create rich, responsive UIs with JavaScript

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