Backbone.js vs. Marionette vs. Chaplin



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Description

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 Marionette?

Marionette brings an application architecture to Backbone, along with built in view management and memory management. Backbone.Marionette is a composite application library for Backbone.js that aims to simplify the construction of large scale JavaScript applications. It is a collection of common design and implementation patterns found in applications.

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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Pros

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Why do developers choose Marionette?
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Why do developers choose Chaplin?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Backbone.js?
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What are the cons of using Chaplin?
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Companies

What companies use Backbone.js?
1201 companies on StackShare use Backbone.js
What companies use Marionette?
46 companies on StackShare use Marionette
What companies use Chaplin?
2 companies on StackShare use Chaplin

Integrations

What tools integrate with Backbone.js?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Backbone.js
What tools integrate with Marionette?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Marionette
What tools integrate with Chaplin?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Chaplin

What are some alternatives to Backbone.js, Marionette, and Chaplin?

  • AngularJS - Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework
  • Angular 2 - One framework. Mobile & desktop.
  • 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.

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