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Aurelia vs Backbone.js: What are the differences?

What is Aurelia? Next gen JS framework written with ES6 and ES7. Integrates with Web Components. No external dependencies except polyfills. Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity.

What is 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.

Aurelia and Backbone.js belong to "Javascript MVC Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

"Simple with conventions" is the top reason why over 38 developers like Aurelia, while over 136 developers mention "Javascript structure" as the leading cause for choosing Backbone.js.

Aurelia and Backbone.js are both open source tools. Backbone.js with 27.5K GitHub stars and 5.7K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Aurelia with 11.1K GitHub stars and 665 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Backbone.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1066 company stacks & 217 developers stacks; compared to Aurelia, which is listed in 17 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of Aurelia
Pros of Backbone.js
  • 47
    Simple with conventions
  • 42
    Modern architecture
  • 39
    Makes sense and is mostly javascript not framework
  • 31
    Extensible
  • 28
    Integrates well with other components
  • 27
    Easy to use
  • 25
    Dependency Injection
  • 22
    Modular
  • 20
    Great router
  • 16
    Adaptive Data Binding
  • 13
    Typescript, ES2015, ES2016
  • 11
    IoC, Modularity, Simplicity, Full Stack
  • 9
    Good binding system
  • 9
    Based on ES7
  • 6
    Testable
  • 6
    Convention based
  • 5
    Quick to develop
  • 4
    Solid Documentation
  • 4
    Evolving standards compliance
  • 4
    Smooth learning curve
  • 4
    Outstanding Support (paid)
  • 1
    Reactive binding system
  • 1
    TypeScript
  • 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

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Cons of Aurelia
Cons of Backbone.js
  • 4
    None
  • 1
    Requires underscore.js

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What is Aurelia?

Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity.

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.

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