riot VS Backbone.js

Compare riot vs Backbone.js and see what are their differences.


Give your JS App some Backbone with Models, Views, Collections, and Events (by jashkenas)
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riot Backbone.js
4 18
14,726 27,945
0.2% -
8.0 7.2
20 days ago 4 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of riot. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-17.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Backbone.js. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-23.
  • How To Choose The Right Framework For Your Next Node.js App.
    8 projects | | 23 Sep 2022
    Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with 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 API over a RESTful JSON interface. site Backbone.js *Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events…*
  • Top 5 JavaScript Frameworks for Frontend in 2022
    4 projects | | 14 Jun 2022
  • Why do we need a Single Page Application? [closed]
    3 projects | | 15 Mar 2022
    A lot of SPA frameworks and libraries also were developed. We can find out some of its on the internet. They are AngularJs, Reactjs, BackboneJs, DurandalJs,.. and a lot of third party components to make the Javascript coding more easy like RequireJs, Amplifyjs, BreezeJs...
  • Angular: A shift in paradigm
    3 projects | | 13 Mar 2022
    As the internet became faster, and more reliable, and as browsers unified into “evergreen” releases, developers accepted JSON to be the only shape of data needed to travel on wires. A few years back I posted a question of which was a better framework: serving fully processed HTML scripts over Ajax, or only JSON that would be populated on client-side. See, back then, populating JSON was hand crafted, before Knockout, before Backbone, and few other players I don’t recall. The thing you could use back then was Mustache-like, which -by the way- still is a favorite of mine when venturing outside of SPA zone.
  • SSGs through the ages: The 'SPAs are awesome' era
    9 projects | | 12 Feb 2022
    In the early 2010s — while Jekyll was being reinvented — web browsers were becoming ever more capable, spurring a proliferation of companies developing single-page applications. However, building single-page web applications required a level of shared data consistency that the most popular JavaScript framework at the time, JQuery, was not equipped to handle. We saw a number of frameworks tackle this problem, including Backbone, Ember, Knockout, and most popular, AngularJs. These frameworks provided a structure for creating large applications.
  • Most popular JavaScript frameworks and libraries 2021
    17 projects | | 24 Aug 2021
    Backbone - A JavaScript library with a RESTful JSON interface and is based on the MVC application design paradigm.
  • Vue.js is Wikimedia Foundation's future JavaScript framework
    4 projects | | 3 Aug 2021
    I had no idea that a Vue component is basically a big JS object.

    Reminds me of Backbone.js' views:

  • New job uses backbone. Best resources to prepare?
    2 projects | | 17 Apr 2021
    Backbone is extremely simple. You should understand JQuery, the idea of "prototypes" in JS, and you should look at the official documentation, which is still up here.
    2 projects | | 17 Apr 2021
  • JavaScript Influencers to Follow in 2021🤩
    53 projects | | 1 Apr 2021
    Projects: Backbone, Coffeescript

What are some alternatives?

When comparing riot and Backbone.js you can also consider the following projects:

Mithril.js - A JavaScript Framework for Building Brilliant Applications

Vue.js - 🖖 Vue.js is a progressive, incrementally-adoptable JavaScript framework for building UI on the web.

Svelte - Cybernetically enhanced web apps

Element UI - A Vue.js 2.0 UI Toolkit for Web

Preact - ⚛️ Fast 3kB React alternative with the same modern API. Components & Virtual DOM.

React - A declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

Aurelia 1 - The Aurelia 1 framework entry point, bringing together all the required sub-modules of Aurelia.

hyperapp - 1kB-ish JavaScript framework for building hypertext applications.

AngularJS - AngularJS - HTML enhanced for web apps!