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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.

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Pros of Backbone.js
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    Javascript structure
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    Models
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    Simple
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    Restful
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    Easy api
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    Flexible
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    Open source
  • 44
    Fast to pick up
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    Events
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    JSON
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    OOP
  • 2
    Lightweight
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    Easy customizable
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    Collections
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      Requires underscore.js
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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 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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