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Flight
Ractive JS
Top 60%266 points
Top 60%
Top 39%407 points
Top 39%
Flight
Ractive JS
Key features and highlights

Flight vs Ractive JS: 26 facts in comparison

1. Has two-way databinding

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

2. minified file size without dependencies

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

3. 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.
Flight
Ractive JS
67% have it

4. Supports one-way data binding

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

5. Uses a templating engine

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

6. 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.
Flight
Ractive JS
20% have it

7. 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.
Flight
Ractive JS
14% have it

8. Supports composed (partial) views

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

9. Published under MIT License

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

10. 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.
Flight
Ractive JS
27% have it

11. 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.
Flight
Ractive JS
34% have it

12. dependencies

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

13. minified file size including dependencies

Smaller file size means faster load times.
104KB
Maria: 20KB
65KB

14. 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.
7
rAppid JS: 0
7

15. 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.
Flight
Ractive JS
54% have it

16. 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.
Flight
Ractive JS
47% have it

17. Officially supports Bower dependency management

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

18. 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.
Flight
Ractive JS
54% have it

19. Uses observables for data binding

Models are observed for changes. This is a well known pattern. Can be more performant than dirty-checking in some cases.
Flight
Ractive JS
80% have it

20. 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.
Flight
Ractive JS
60% have it

21. Supports animation

Includes facilities to easily create view animations.
Flight
Ractive JS
7% have it

22. Maintains an internal DOM copy

This avoids constant re-rendering of all elements by comparing the mock DOM with the actual DOM and only rendering the changes.
Flight
Ractive JS
7% have it

23. Includes a testing framework

An integrated testing suite encourages the developer to write unit tests often and early, which can be very important for future development.
Flight
Ractive JS
20% have it

24. number of years old

Older frameworks are often more stable, battle-proven and there are more resources and tutorials on them. As a company you have a larger talent pool to recruit from.
0years
Sammy JS: 4years
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25. Has a project generator

Allows the developer to automatically set up a new project using built-in tools or scaffolding tools such as Yeoman.
Flight
Ractive JS
54% have it

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