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AngularJS vs KnockoutJS: What are the differences?

What is AngularJS? Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework. 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鈥檚 syntax to express your application鈥檚 components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.

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.

AngularJS and KnockoutJS belong to "Javascript MVC Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

AngularJS and KnockoutJS are both open source tools. It seems that AngularJS with 59.6K GitHub stars and 28.9K forks on GitHub has more adoption than KnockoutJS with 9.54K GitHub stars and 1.54K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, AngularJS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2799 company stacks & 1860 developers stacks; compared to KnockoutJS, which is listed in 27 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.

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What is the best MVC stack to build mobile-friendly, light-weight, and fast single-page application with Spring Boot as back-end (Java)? Is Bootstrap still required to front-end layer these days?

The idea is to host on-premise initially with the potential to move to the cloud. Which combo would have minimal developer ramp-up time and low long-term maintenance costs (BAU support)?

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Carolyne Stopa
Full Stack Developer at Contabilizei | 9 upvotes 路 164.2K views
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Vue.js

React might be a good option if you're considering a mobile app for the future, because of react native. Although, Vue.js has the easiest learning curve and offers a better developer ramp-up time. Vue.js is great to build SPAs, very clean and organized and you won't have a lot of long-term maintenance problems (like AngularJS, for example). Bootstrap can still be used, but with flexbox there's no need anymore.

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Chaitanya Chunduri
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I recommend React because of less memory occupant compare to Angular, but this will depend on your organisation flexibility. When you use React you need to import different libraries as per your need. On the other side angular is a complete framework.

Performance-wise I vote for react js as it loads up quickly and lighter on the mobile. You can make good PWA with SSR as well.

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If you are new to all three react will be a good choice considering, react-native will be useful if you want to build cross platform mobile application today or tomorrow. If you are talking about bootstrap styling framework than it's a choice you can style ur components by ur self or use bootstrap 4.0 framework. The complete stack mentioned above is platform agnostic u can run it anywhere you want be it cloud or on-premise.

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Decisions about AngularJS and Knockout

We choose React for our client-side implementation because of React's virtual DOM implementation and component rendering optimization. It can help our app to be more stable and easier to debug. Also, react has strong support from the dev community. There is an enormous amount of reacting libraries we could use, which will speed up our development process.

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Peter Schmalfeldt
Senior Software Engineer | 5 upvotes 路 39.6K views

I honestly think the best choice for which framework you use should come down to your team's skills. If you have one Senior Dev that is great at React, but like 3-4 mid-level devs, and a handful of junior devs that know Vue.js ... maybe look at using Vue.js a little more seriously.

Yes, there are pros and cons to framework decisions, but I honestly see a LOT of teams not even consider whether a specific framework is a good fit.

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Pros of AngularJS
Pros of Knockout
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    Quick to develop
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    Great mvc
  • 570
    Powerful
  • 521
    Restful
  • 503
    Backed by google
  • 348
    Two-way data binding
  • 343
    Javascript
  • 327
    Open source
  • 305
    Dependency injection
  • 197
    Readable
  • 76
    Fast
  • 64
    Directives
  • 64
    Great community
  • 56
    Free
  • 39
    Extend html vocabulary
  • 30
    Components
  • 26
    Easy to test
  • 25
    Easy to learn
  • 24
    Easy to templates
  • 24
    Great documentation
  • 22
    Easy to start
  • 18
    Light weight
  • 18
    Awesome
  • 15
    Angular 2.0
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    Javascript mvw framework
  • 14
    Great extensions
  • 14
    Efficient
  • 11
    Easy to prototype with
  • 9
    High performance
  • 9
    Coffeescript
  • 8
    Mvc
  • 8
    Two-way binding
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    Lots of community modules
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    Easy to e2e
  • 7
    Clean and keeps code readable
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    Easy for small applications
  • 6
    One of the best frameworks
  • 5
    Fast development
  • 5
    Works great with jquery
  • 3
    The two-way Data Binding is awesome
  • 3
    Hierarchical Data Structure
  • 3
    Dart
  • 3
    I do not touch DOM
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    Be a developer, not a plumber.
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    Declarative programming
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    Typescript
  • 3
    Community
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    Opinionated in the right areas
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    Scopes
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    Fkin awesome
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    Supports api , easy development
  • 2
    Common Place
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    Amazing community support
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    Great
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    Very very useful and fast framework for development
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    Readable code
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    Programming fun again
  • 2
    Linear learning curve
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    The powerful of binding, routing and controlling routes
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    Google.com
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    Data centered application

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Cons of AngularJS
Cons of Knockout
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    Complex
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    Dependency injection
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    Learning Curve
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    Event Listener Overload
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    Hard to learn
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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鈥檚 syntax to express your application鈥檚 components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.

    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鈥檚 actions or when an external data source changes), it can help you implement it more simply and maintainably.

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