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Backbone.js vs Espresso.js: What are the differences?

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; Espresso.js: React Meets Backbone for a Minimal MVC. Espresso.js is a tiny MVC framework inspired by Backbone and React with a focus on simplicity and speed. We've aimed to bring the ideas of unidirectional data flow of Flux to a simple, Backbone-style library.

Backbone.js and Espresso.js can be primarily classified as "Javascript MVC Frameworks" tools.

Backbone.js and Espresso.js 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 Espresso.js with 523 GitHub stars and 20 GitHub forks.

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 Espresso.js?

Espresso.js is a tiny MVC framework inspired by Backbone and React with a focus on simplicity and speed. We've aimed to bring the ideas of unidirectional data flow of Flux to a simple, Backbone-style library.

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        What are some alternatives to Backbone.js and Espresso.js?
        Vue.js
        Vue.js is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
        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.
        Angular 2
        Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
        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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        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.

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        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.

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        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!

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