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Ember JS
Flight
Top 25%498 points
Top 25%
Top 60%266 points
Top 60%
Ember JS
Flight
Key features and highlights

Ember JS vs Flight: 31 facts in comparison

1. Has two-way databinding

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

2. minified file size without dependencies

Smaller file size means faster load times.
235KB
Flight: 14KB
14KB

3. Uses Promises

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

4. 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.
Ember JS
Flight
67% have it

5. Supports one-way data binding

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

6. 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.
Ember JS
Flight
20% have it

7. Supports computed properties

Allows the use of functions as properties to compute properties of objects.
Ember JS
Flight
34% have it

8. Uses a templating engine

Template engines allow for easy and flexible UI building.
Ember JS
Flight
67% have it

9. Templates can be pre-compiled on the server

Supports a template engine that can be pre-rendered on the server. This possibly improves page speed, especially on devices with low computing power.
Ember JS
Flight
60% have it

10. Allows the use of view mixins

Mixins are a programming technique that allows different objects to share common behaviour without the need for object-oriented inheritance.
Ember JS
Flight
14% have it

11. Has a popular plugin to support animation

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

12. Published under MIT License

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

13. Supports composed (partial) views

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

14. Has Dependency Injection

This improves testability and modularity.
Ember JS
Flight
20% have it

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.
Ember JS
Flight
27% have it

16. 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.
Ember JS
Flight
34% have it

17. dependencies

Less dependencies means less extra scripts to include, usually resulting in less development overhead and faster load times.
1
SproutCore: 0
1

18. minified file size including dependencies

Smaller file size means faster load times.
308KB
Maria: 20KB
104KB

19. Has an official, up-to-date entry in the npm package manager

The node package manager can also be used for managing front end scripts.
Ember JS
Flight
47% have it

20. 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.
Ember JS
Flight
54% 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.
Ember JS
Flight
60% have it

22. Officially supports Bower dependency management

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

23. Has a popular boilerplate-project

Has an official or well known boilerplate project which lays out the recommended file structure and allows developers to get started faster.
Ember JS
Flight
54% have it

24. Has a popular plugin which supports input validation

Plugin 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.
Ember JS
Flight
20% have it

25. versions of Internet Explorer supported

Legacy browser support can be important for corporate projects and projects with a large user base consisting of Internet Explorer users.
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rAppid JS: 0
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