41points

Flight

62points

Ractive JS

Flight
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26 facts in comparison

Flight vs Ractive JS

Flight
Ractive JS
Flight
Ractive JS

Why is Flight better than Ractive JS?

  • 51KB smaller file size without dependencies
    14KBvs65KB
  • Allows the use of view mixins
  • Has a stable public API
  • Has a popular boilerplate-project
  • Includes a testing framework
  • Has a project generator
  • Has dedicated debugging tools

Why is Ractive JS better than Flight?

  • Has two-way databinding
  • Supports routing and deep linking
  • Supports one-way data binding
  • Uses a templating engine
  • Is DOM manipulation library agnostic
  • Updates the DOM asynchronously
  • 1 less dependencies
  • 39KB smaller file size including dependencies
    65KBvs104KB

Key features and highlights

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General info

1.Uses a templating engine
Flight
Ractive JS

Template engines allow for easy and flexible UI building.

2.Supports composed (partial) views
Flight
Ractive JS

Allows for nesting view templates into top-level views from within a template.

3.Published under MIT License
Flight
Ractive JS

The MIT License is a very permissive license which allows all uses, including business use, without warranty.

4.versions of Internet Explorer supported

7

7

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

Best

rAppid JS

0

5.Has a stable public API
Flight
Ractive JS

The major version number is above 0. This means there will be no compatibility breaking API changes introduced by the development team.

6.Has a popular boilerplate-project
Flight
Ractive JS

Has an official or well known boilerplate project which lays out the recommended file structure and allows developers to get started faster.

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Plugins

1.Supports animation
Flight
Ractive JS

Includes facilities to easily create view animations.

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Libraries & Packages

1.Is DOM manipulation library agnostic
Flight
Ractive JS

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.

2.Has an official, up-to-date entry in the npm package manager
Flight
Ractive JS

The node package manager can also be used for managing front end scripts.

3.Officially supports Bower dependency management
Flight
Ractive JS

Bower is an easy-to-use, npm-like package manager for frontend applications.

4.Works with AMD libraries such as require.js
Flight
Ractive 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.

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Data binding

1.Has two-way databinding
Flight
Ractive JS

Models and views can be bound to update each other.

2.Supports one-way data binding
Flight
Ractive JS

Views can be bound to update automatically when an observable object changes.

3.Allows the use of view mixins
Flight
Ractive JS

Mixins are a programming technique that allows different objects to share common behaviour without the need for object-oriented inheritance.

4.Uses observables for data binding
Flight
Ractive JS

Models are observed for changes. This is a well known pattern. Can be more performant than dirty-checking in some cases.

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Performance

1.Supports routing and deep linking
Flight
Ractive JS

Routing allows interaction with the browser url. This is very important for a good user experience if you are building one-page apps.

2.minified file size without dependencies

14KB

65KB

Smaller file size means faster load times.

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Flight

14KB

3.Updates the DOM asynchronously
Flight
Ractive JS

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.

4.Integrates well with third party libraries to enable Promises/A+ support
Flight
Ractive JS

Allows the use of libraries like jQuery Deferred to support promises. Promises are a popular alternative to callbacks when dealing with server responses.

5.dependencies

1

0

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

Best

SproutCore

0

6.minified file size including dependencies

104KB

65KB

Smaller file size means faster load times.

Best

Maria

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