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Aurelia vs Backbone.js: What are the differences?

What is Aurelia? Next gen JS framework written with ES6 and ES7. Integrates with Web Components. No external dependencies except polyfills. Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity.

What is Backbone.js? Give your JS App some Backbone with Models, Views, Collections, and Events. 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.

Aurelia and Backbone.js belong to "Javascript MVC Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

"Simple with conventions" is the top reason why over 38 developers like Aurelia, while over 136 developers mention "Javascript structure" as the leading cause for choosing Backbone.js.

Aurelia and Backbone.js are both open source tools. Backbone.js with 27.5K GitHub stars and 5.7K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Aurelia with 11.1K GitHub stars and 665 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Backbone.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1066 company stacks & 217 developers stacks; compared to Aurelia, which is listed in 17 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

What is Aurelia?

Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity.

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 are some alternatives to Aurelia and Backbone.js?
    Angular 2
    Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
    React
    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.
    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.
    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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    Decisions about Aurelia and Backbone.js
    Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson
    at Heap, Inc. · | 18 upvotes · 110.9K views
    atHeapHeap
    MobX
    MobX
    React
    React
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Marionette
    Marionette
    Backbone.js
    Backbone.js
    jQuery
    jQuery
    #TemplatingLanguagesExtensions
    #JavascriptMvcFrameworks
    #Libraries
    #JavascriptUiLibraries

    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 · 47.3K views
    atEventbrite-0Eventbrite-0
    React
    React
    Redux
    Redux
    Flux
    Flux
    Marionette
    Marionette
    Backbone.js
    Backbone.js

    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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    Adam Rabinovitch
    Adam Rabinovitch
    Global Technical Recruiting Lead & Engineering Evangelist at Beamery · | 3 upvotes · 28.8K views
    atBeameryBeamery
    Polymer
    Polymer
    Aurelia
    Aurelia
    Vue.js
    Vue.js
    Angular 2
    Angular 2
    React
    React
    AngularJS
    AngularJS
    #Hiring

    At Beamery we had a large, AngularJS app, built over several years. Our clients were happy, but we were not. We had several problems: Building new features was slow. AngularJS doesn’t scale nicely. Features clash with each other. Isolation doesn’t come as standard, you have to work hard to keep features separate. It takes time to get it right. #Hiring was hard, for all the reasons listed above. The app was slower than it needed to be because AngularJS was never built for speed. We wanted to render half a million contacts, and Angular was fighting us all the way.

    As time went by it become harder to find developers who would willingly choose AngularJS over React Angular 2 , Vue.js , Aurelia or Polymer .

    So we faced a choice. We could throw it all away and start again, we could upgrade to Angular 5, or the awesome option - we could use micro frontends. We chose the awesome option.

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    Reviews of Aurelia and Backbone.js
    Avatar of qeifar
    BSc. Intelligent System Engineering at Lenduformatika
    Review ofAureliaAurelia

    The only one framework for me that capable to beat laravel nowadays. But for me both were awesome! Anyone had tried integrating this both framework?

    How developers use Aurelia and Backbone.js
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    Trello uses Backbone.jsBackbone.js

    When the data request returns, Backbone.js gets busy. The idea with Backbone is that we render each Model that comes down from the server with a View, and then Backbone provides an easy way to:

    1) Watch for DOM events within the HTML generated by the View and tie those to methods on the corresponding Model, which re-syncs with the server

    2) Watch the model for changes, and re-render the model’s HTML block to reflect them

    Neat! Using that general approach, we get a fairly regular, comprehensible, and maintainable client. We custom-built a client-side Model cache to handle updates and simplify client-side Model reuse.

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    Instacart uses Backbone.jsBackbone.js

    The main web store is a Backbone.js single page web application, and so it hits API endpoints to do all the calls, and we use those same API endpoints for the consumer iPhone app, the consumer Android app, and the consumer mobile web app. It worked out really nicely, us just building one API and just all these clients, including the web client, using that.

    Avatar of Tarun Singh
    Tarun Singh uses Backbone.jsBackbone.js

    Used Backbone.js as the JavaScript framework for creating this Single Page Application. With our data exposed as RESTful API's, Backbone's collections consumes them and provides the data to the Backbone's view for it's use in rendering.

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    RocketFuel uses Backbone.jsBackbone.js

    Major part of our UI application uses Backbone models and views extensively. Though there's a plan to migrate to React and Redux.

    Avatar of Zinc
    Zinc uses Backbone.jsBackbone.js

    All of our web apps are built using BackboneJS. Keeps our code clean and organized, and keeps the page refreshing to a minimum!

    Avatar of Giovanni Candido da Silva
    Giovanni Candido da Silva uses AureliaAurelia

    Provides all services need to create modern Single Page Apps. The user interface is build on top of that

    Avatar of fileee GmbH
    fileee GmbH uses AureliaAurelia

    Our main web application is built on Aurelia and GWT.

    Avatar of Juliën Hanssens
    Juliën Hanssens uses AureliaAurelia

    Currently my frontend (SPA) framework of choice.

    Avatar of Jacobsen og Svart
    Jacobsen og Svart uses AureliaAurelia

    Frontend framework

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