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Espresso.js vs Marionette: What are the differences?

Developers describe Espresso.js as "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. On the other hand, Marionette is detailed as "Make your Backbone applications dance". 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.

Espresso.js and Marionette can be categorized as "Javascript MVC Frameworks" tools.

Espresso.js and Marionette are both open source tools. It seems that Marionette with 7.15K GitHub stars and 1.35K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Espresso.js with 523 GitHub stars and 20 GitHub forks.

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.

What is Marionette?

It is a JavaScript library with a RESTful JSON interface and is based on the Model–view–presenter application design paradigm. Backbone is known for being lightweight, as its only hard dependency is on one JavaScript library, Underscore.js, plus jQuery for use of the full library.
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        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.
        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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        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.
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        It is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework. It is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
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        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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        Dan Robinson
        Dan Robinson
        at Heap, Inc. · | 18 upvotes · 151.1K views
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        jQuery
        jQuery
        Backbone.js
        Backbone.js
        Marionette
        Marionette
        TypeScript
        TypeScript
        React
        React
        MobX
        MobX
        #JavascriptUiLibraries
        #Libraries
        #JavascriptMvcFrameworks
        #TemplatingLanguagesExtensions

        The front end for Heap begun to grow unwieldy. The original jQuery pieces became difficult to maintain and scale, and a decision was made to introduce Backbone.js, Marionette, and TypeScript. Ultimately this ended up being a “detour” in the search for a scalable and maintainable front-end solution. The system did allow for developers to reuse components efficiently, but adding features was a difficult process, and it eventually became a bottleneck in advancing the product.

        Today, the Heap product consists primarily of a customer-facing dashboard powered by React, MobX, and TypeScript on the front end. We wrote our migration to React and MobX in detail last year here.

        #JavascriptUiLibraries #Libraries #JavascriptMvcFrameworks #TemplatingLanguagesExtensions

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        Marcos Iglesias
        Marcos Iglesias
        Sr. Software Engineer at Eventbrite · | 13 upvotes · 82.7K views
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        Backbone.js
        Marionette
        Marionette
        Flux
        Flux
        Redux
        Redux
        React
        React

        We are in the middle of a change of the stack on the front end. So we used Backbone.js with Marionette. Then we also created our own implementation of a Flux kind of flow. We call it eb-flux. We have worked with Marionette for a long time. Then at some point we start evolving and end up having a kind of Redux.js-style architecture, but with Marionette.

        But then maybe one and a half years ago, we started moving into React and that's why we created the Eventbrite design system. It's a really nice project that probably could be open sourced. It's a library of components for our React components.

        With the help of that library, we are building our new stack with React and sometimes Redux when it's necessary.

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        Backbone.Marionette is a composite application library for Backbone.js that aims to simplify the construction of large scale JavaScript applications.

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