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AngularJS
Ractive JS
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Top 39%407 points
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AngularJS
Ractive JS
Key features and highlights

AngularJS vs Ractive JS: 35 facts in comparison

1. Has two-way databinding

Models and views can be bound to update each other.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
54% have it

2. minified file size without dependencies

Smaller file size means faster load times.
81KB
Flight: 14KB
65KB

3. Uses Promises

Has an internal implementation of the Promises/A+ specification. Promises are a popular alternative to callbacks when dealing with server responses.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
20% have it

4. Models are plain JavaScript objects

This makes for easier data transfer between the application and REST-Services or the LocalStorage. It also reduces complexity from getter- and setter functions.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
14% have it

5. Supports routing and deep linking

Routing allows interaction with the browser url. This is very important for a good user experience if you are building one-page apps.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
67% have it

6. Supports one-way data binding

Views can be bound to update automatically when an observable object changes.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
80% have it

7. Has automatic view filtering

Has a mechanism to filter views based on scope variables (for example when searching) without the need to write much extra code.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
20% have it

8. Is DOM manipulation library agnostic

Does not require or seriously encourage the use of a specific library (like jQuery, Zepto or MooTools) to handle DOM manipulation and can be used with one the developer prefers.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
20% have it

9. Uses a templating engine

Template engines allow for easy and flexible UI building.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
67% have it

10. Extends HTML

Some people see this as an advantage as it eliminates the overhead from another template language.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
27% have it

11. Published under MIT License

The MIT License is a very permissive license which allows all uses, including business use, without warranty.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
87% have it

12. Supports composed (partial) views

Allows for nesting view templates into top-level views from within a template.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
60% have it

13. Has a popular plugin to support animation

Has a plugin which includes facilities to easily create view animations.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
20% have it

14. dependencies

Less dependencies means less extra scripts to include, usually resulting in less development overhead and faster load times.
0
SproutCore: 0
0

15. Updates the DOM asynchronously

Model changes do not immediately result in view updates but are queued and dispatched as a group. This can be a lot more performant than instant view updates.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
27% have it

16. Has Dependency Injection

This improves testability and modularity.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
20% have it

17. Integrates well with third party libraries to enable Promises/A+ support

Allows the use of libraries like jQuery Deferred to support promises. Promises are a popular alternative to callbacks when dealing with server responses.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
34% have it

18. minified file size including dependencies

Smaller file size means faster load times.
81KB
Maria: 20KB
65KB

19. Has integrated input validation

Built-in utilities to help validate client input before it gets processed or sent to a server. While this does not replace server-side validation, it can vastly improve the user experience.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
40% have it

20. Includes jQuery Lite

Uses jQuery Lite elements where DOM manipulation is necessary. This way, developers get jQuery’s comfortable helper functions without having to include the entire library. In many use cases, this eliminates the project’s dependency on jQuery.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
7% have it

21. Works with AMD libraries such as require.js

Asynchronous Module Definition libraries allow for easy modular, clean programming. If a framework does not work well with such libraries, it might have some other means to modularize its components and resolve dependencies, like Dependency Injection.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
60% have it

22. Built-in RESTful sync abstraction for models

Includes utilities to keep models in sync with their server-side representation without the need of writing jQuery boilerplate ajax calls.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
47% have it

23. Has a stable public API

The major version number is above 0. This means there will be no compatibility breaking API changes introduced by the development team.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
54% have it

24. has a dedicated plugin source.

This shows that the framework has a living ecosystem, large community support and allows for more flexibility and faster development.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
27% have it

25. Officially supports Bower dependency management

Bower is an easy-to-use, npm-like package manager for frontend applications.
AngularJS
Ractive JS
54% have it

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