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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.

What is GWT? *An open-source set of tools to create and maintain complex JavaScript front-end applications *. It is a development toolkit for building and optimizing complex browser-based applications. Its goal is to enable productive development of high-performance web applications without the developer having to be an expert in browser quirks, XMLHttpRequest, and JavaScript.

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

Backbone.js is an open source tool with 27.5K GitHub stars and 5.68K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Backbone.js's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Backbone.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1207 company stacks & 1124 developers stacks; compared to GWT, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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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
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    Fast to pick up
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    Events
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    JSON
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    OOP
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    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 GWT?

      It is a development toolkit for building and optimizing complex browser-based applications. Its goal is to enable productive development of high-performance web applications without the developer having to be an expert in browser quirks, XMLHttpRequest, and JavaScript.

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