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

Developers describe Backbone.js as "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. On the other hand, Vue.js is detailed as "Reactive Components for Modern Web Interfaces". Vue.js is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.

Backbone.js can be classified as a tool in the "Javascript MVC Frameworks" category, while Vue.js is grouped under "Javascript UI Libraries".

"Javascript structure", "Models" and "Simple" are the key factors why developers consider Backbone.js; whereas "Simple and easy to start with", "Good documentation" and "Components" are the primary reasons why Vue.js is favored.

Backbone.js and Vue.js are both open source tools. It seems that Vue.js with 143K GitHub stars and 20.7K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Backbone.js with 27.5K GitHub stars and 5.7K GitHub forks.

9GAG, Sellsuki, and esa are some of the popular companies that use Vue.js, whereas Backbone.js is used by Uber Technologies, Pinterest, and reddit. Vue.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 849 company stacks & 1219 developers stacks; compared to Backbone.js, which is listed in 1066 company stacks and 218 developer stacks.

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 Vue.js?

It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
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What are some alternatives to Backbone.js and Vue.js?
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
It is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework. It 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.
Aurelia
Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity.
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Decisions about Backbone.js and Vue.js
Heroku
Heroku
Netlify
Netlify
Vue.js
Vue.js
Angular 2
Angular 2
React
React
ExpressJS
ExpressJS
vuex
vuex
Puppeteer
Puppeteer
ASP.NET
ASP.NET
#Heroku
#Seo

I found Heroku to be a great option to get ExpressJS up and running with very little hustle. The free tier is great, but I'd recommend to set up a cronjob to visit your site every few minutes so that the server stays awake. Netlify was the option to host the front-end because doing the server side rendering on #Heroku would have taken a little more time than I'd like to. For the moment pre-rendering the app with prerender-spa-plugin is enough to help with #seo. Puppeteer was my choice over other options because it made it easier to scrape websites made on ASP.NET which is what I needed in this case. And Vue.js is my top choice at the moment because it's really beginner friendly and it has a lot of the features I like about Angular 2 and React. vuex is a must in most of the app I build.

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Buzz Zhang
Buzz Zhang
Vue.js
Vue.js
Angular 2
Angular 2
React
React

For those who want to develop business in China, Vue.js would be your first choice. I never thought Vue.js is better than Angular 2 or React , but for project language choosing, sometimes you should not only consider technology advance, but also must consider human resource market.

In China, there are far more engineers familiar with Vue.js than React and Angular, that means you can easily hire some front end engineers with much cheaper price. The reason why Vue.js is so popular in China is just because the community, as Vue.js author You Yuxi is Chinese, the community around Vue.js is mainly in Chinese language and most engineers speaks Mandarin, thus they can get questions and problems solved at first time.

From technical side, Vue.js is more like a simplified Angular, syntax are mostly same, ng-if became v-if, ng-for became v-for. The most convenience part is Vue.js put html+js+css in one single vue file so that you will not have to create a separate folder to include 3 files as Angular does.

To be frankly, I love Vue.js especially when I need to quickly create a small project contains only 1 or 2 pages even 5 pages, Vue.js would be the best choice, it's small and fast. For a really big and huge project, I will consider Angular, after all, there are far more complicated and interesting plugins to play with, Angular need more time, more code, more complex, but we senior engineer is living for some sophisticated code which only we can understand and set barriers for other beginners, right?

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Ido Shamun
Ido Shamun
at The Elegant Monkeys · | 5 upvotes · 23.2K views
atDailyDaily
Vue.js
Vue.js
React
React
Polymer
Polymer
#Frontend

For developing our #frontend applications, we decided to use Vue.js . Being such an easy to learn library, compared to React for example, it made everything so easy. At first we started with Polymer but the existing tooling and small community at the time made us look for alternatives.

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Pedro Arnal Puente
Pedro Arnal Puente
CTO at La Cupula Music SL · | 8 upvotes · 15.9K views
atLa Cupula Music SLLa Cupula Music SL
JavaScript
JavaScript
jQuery
jQuery
jQuery UI
jQuery UI
Vue.js
Vue.js
Webpack
Webpack
ESLint
ESLint
Babel
Babel
ES6
ES6

We are phasing out jQuery and jQuery UI in favour or Vue.js and @Vue-cli so we can support building a modern, well-architectured frontend.

The JavaScript build pipeline is supported by Webpack , and includes tools like ESLint and Babel , so we can properly support the latest ES/JS versions, with ES6 as the minimum baseline.

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Rory Womack
Rory Womack
Software Engineer at Relatient · | 3 upvotes · 2K views
Angular 2
Angular 2
Vue.js
Vue.js
React
React

I recommend using Angular 2 when moving from Angular 1 if you are looking for a fully featured framework solution. Neither Vue.js nor React just work out of the box and require creating your own components from scratch as well as the kind of support architecture available in Angular 2 out of the box. However if you are looking for something lightweight to add reusable components to an existing application Vue.js and React are more ideal to that end.

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Vue.js
Vue.js

I use Vue.js because I find the resulting code cleaner, more concise and easier to read.

However if you are looking for the broader community and wider corporate level adoption, go for react. Both work well and I have used both successfully. For me the preference for vue is a matter of personal taste with regards to code aesthetics.

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Tony Ko
Tony Ko
Front End Developer at Brandfire Marketing Group · | 6 upvotes · 947 views
Vue.js
Vue.js

I use Vue.js because it allows me to keep dev momentum. Vue includes many things out of the box that React doesn't include while remaining "lighter" than angular. For example: - Vue single file components include template, logic and styling out of the box. It also allows you to use language parsers such as Pug to write your component template and SCSS for styling. - Vue uses a simple Object to initialize an instance - Vue has support for transitions out of the box (say, for example, a fade in-out between component swaps, or adding an element to a list) - Vue has observers and two way binding like angular - Vue can conditionally render content in templates via template conditional tags

However, Vue is opinionated because of all those points. React is much more abstract and much closer to actual javascript. - React's state is a variable that lives in the constructor of the class component. - Reacts components are JS native classes or functions. - Devs are free to implement transitions, styled-components on their own. Styled-components however, is not as intuitive as Vue's CSS/SCSS support. - React is a bit less intuitive for conditional rendering, as it relies on methods or ternary operators to render template conditionally. - JSX actually compiles down to javascript.

It really depends on your needs. Vue is most popular on Github but React has a huge demand in hiring (Mostly to convert existing angular or legacy applications to React). React is backed by Facebook and has more highly skilled contributors than Vue, though not to detract a single bit from Vue's own skilled contributors. If you're looking for developers, it's much easier to find seasoned react devs, at least as of Jul 2019. If you're a marketing or news agency that has deadlines, Vue's efficiencies may be the best, however, a large corporation may favour React since it has more support and is more of an "open slate" so to speak.

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Rafael Santos
Rafael Santos
CTO at Decision6