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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.

What is Chaplin? HTML5 application architecture using Backbone.js. Chaplin addresses Backbone’s limitations by providing a lightweight and flexible structure that features well-proven design patterns and best practices. Chaplin empowers you to quickly develop scalable single-page web applications; allowing you to focus on designing and developing the underlying functionality in your web application.

Backbone.js and Chaplin can be categorized as "Javascript MVC Frameworks" tools.

Backbone.js and Chaplin are both open source tools. It seems that Backbone.js with 27.5K GitHub stars and 5.7K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Chaplin with 2.92K GitHub stars and 247 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Backbone.js
Pros of Chaplin
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    Javascript structure
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    Models
  • 98
    Simple
  • 76
    Restful
  • 59
    Easy api
  • 46
    Flexible
  • 45
    Open source
  • 44
    Fast to pick up
  • 34
    Events
  • 25
    JSON
  • 8
    OOP
  • 2
    Lightweight
  • 1
    Easy customizable
  • 1
    Collections
  • 2
    Scalable
  • 2
    Application architecture
  • 1
    Quickly develop

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Cons of Backbone.js
Cons of Chaplin
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    Requires underscore.js
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    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.

    What is Chaplin?

    Chaplin addresses Backbone’s limitations by providing a lightweight and flexible structure that features well-proven design patterns and best practices. Chaplin empowers you to quickly develop scalable single-page web applications; allowing you to focus on designing and developing the underlying functionality in your web application.

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