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Backbone.js vs Mithril: 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; Mithril: Client-side MVC framework - a tool to organize code in a way that is easy to think about and to maintain. Mithril is around 12kb gzipped thanks to its small, focused, API. It provides a templating engine with a virtual DOM diff implementation for performant rendering, utilities for high-level modelling via functional composition, as well as support for routing and componentization.

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

"Javascript structure" is the top reason why over 136 developers like Backbone.js, while over 16 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing Mithril.

Backbone.js and Mithril are both open source tools. Backbone.js with 27.5K GitHub stars and 5.72K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Mithril with 11.3K GitHub stars and 859 GitHub forks.

Uber Technologies, Pinterest, and LinkedIn are some of the popular companies that use Backbone.js, whereas Mithril is used by Dial Once, Cloud Vlts, Inc., and SpartanGeek. Backbone.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1066 company stacks & 213 developers stacks; compared to Mithril, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Backbone.js
Pros of Mithril
  • 136
    Javascript structure
  • 102
    Models
  • 98
    Simple
  • 77
    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
  • 16
    Lightweight
  • 12
    Faster than React
  • 10
    Pure JavaScript
  • 10
    Virtual Dom
  • 8
    Robust
  • 7
    Unopinionated
  • 7
    Works with ES6
  • 6
    Very active development
  • 5
    Intelligent auto-redrawing system
  • 3
    Flux compatible
  • 2
    Small Learning Curve

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Cons of Backbone.js
Cons of Mithril
  • 1
    Requires underscore.js
  • 1
    Virtual Dom

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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 Mithril?

Mithril is around 12kb gzipped thanks to its small, focused, API. It provides a templating engine with a virtual DOM diff implementation for performant rendering, utilities for high-level modelling via functional composition, as well as support for routing and componentization.

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