Vue.js VS Backbone.js

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


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


Give your JS App some Backbone with Models, Views, Collections, and Events (by jashkenas)
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Vue.js Backbone.js
314 14
196,178 27,866
0.8% -
8.7 8.1
3 days ago about 1 month ago
TypeScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Vue.js. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-26.
  • Vue devs, what can React do better than Vue 3?
    7 projects | | 26 May 2022
    But then you look at the contributors themselves, and you see that Evan is doing the thing alone, basically.
    7 projects | | 26 May 2022
    Vue 2
  • Freshworks MarketPlace apps using JavaScript Frameworks
    3 projects | | 26 May 2022
    This is the sample template for bootstrapping the apps using the latest version of Vue.js as the primary tool for building the front-end of the app.
  • Developing state of the art web apps with Node.js (QEWD-Up) back-end + NuxtJS/Vue.js front-end
    10 projects | | 24 May 2022
    I wrote a step by step tutorial in the qewd-howtos repository how you can write state of the art multi-page web apps with Node.js using a QEWD-Up WebSocket/REST api back-end integrated with a mainstream web framework like NuxtJS & Vue.js. In particular with the latest NuxtJS/Vue.js frameworks, writing web applications becomes fun again, allowing you to write your applications very efficiently, hiding all boilerplate code from you.
  • 2. Setting up your git repository
    5 projects | | 23 May 2022
    Then, using the instructions provided above, develop an app of your choice and push the code to the empty GitHub repository. I'm building my website with Vue JS. Vue JS will thus be used in the examples. The difference is simply in the deployment process, and you can use any framework/library to construct your website, such as Angular, React, Svelte, etc. Follow the steps here to get a project started with Vue JS.
  • Plugin vue-auth3 replace @websanova/vue-auth3
    1 project | | 20 May 2022
    Vue Auth 3 is a plugin that manages all Vue 3 authentical related things except
  • Creating a custom Checkbox Component in Vue 3 (a better approach)
    1 project | | 20 May 2022
    By default when creating a checkbox using a the input checkbox tag with a v-model attribute in vue comes with some additional features as shown here. Attempts to extract this into a separate file causes it to loose these added features that come out of the box.
  • Pagekit
    2 projects | | 15 May 2022
    Pagekit is a modular and lightweight open source CMS built with Symfony components and Vue JS
  • How to properly internationalize a Vue application using i18next
    8 projects | | 15 May 2022
    Since Vue.js is an approachable, performant and versatile framework for building web user interfaces, it also needs a best-in-class internationalization solution. You may know vue-i18n, but for those already knowing i18next a Vue.js adapted version of i18next would be more appropriate.
  • #10: Get Creative - with Vue.js
    3 projects | | 11 May 2022
    Vuelievers, rejoice! Today we'll explore several examples of how you can build a Static Web App with the Vue.js framework


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 2022-03-15.
  • 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.
  • "Hype" & "Garbage"? An Honest Look at the State of JavaScript Survey's Track Record
    1 project | | 26 Jan 2022
    If for some reason all 5,000 remaining Backbone.js developers on the planet all decided to take the survey the same year and pick Backbone as their number one favoritest framework ever, then that year's results would look very strange for sure. You'd see headlines about Backbone's resurgence and recruiters would start asking for five years of Backbone experience.
  • BackboneJS is being actively maintained
    1 project | | 26 Jan 2022
  • 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:

  • How to work with APIs at a higher level
    1 project | | 15 Jul 2021
    I come from using Backbone (, and it has separate classes for collections and models. This is useful because I can do things like build validation at the model level, save an entire collection to the API at once, listen to/track changes to models, etc etc...
  • Backbone.Js Cheat Sheet
    1 project | | 13 May 2021
    Backbone website (
  • 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.

What are some alternatives?

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

Stimulus - A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have [Moved to:]

vite - Next generation frontend tooling. It's fast!

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

awesome-blazor - Resources for Blazor, a .NET web framework using C#/Razor and HTML that runs in the browser with WebAssembly.

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

Alpine.js - A rugged, minimal framework for composing JavaScript behavior in your markup.

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

knockout - Knockout makes it easier to create rich, responsive UIs with JavaScript

Drawflow - Simple flow library 🖥️🖱️

Gatsby - Build blazing fast, modern apps and websites with React

riot - Simple and elegant component-based UI library

Quasar Framework - Quasar Framework - Build high-performance VueJS user interfaces in record time