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Knockout JS

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Knockout JS review: 17 facts and highlights

Knockout JS
Knockout JS
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Why is Knockout JS better than the average?

  • Minified file size without dependencies
    43KBvs75.64KB
  • Versions of Internet Explorer supported
    6vs7.33

Key features and highlights

General info

1.Uses a templating engine
Knockout JS

Template engines allow for easy and flexible UI building.

2.Supports computed properties
Knockout JS

Allows the use of functions as properties to compute properties of objects.

3.Extends HTML
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Some people see this as an advantage as it eliminates the overhead from another template language.

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

5.versions of Internet Explorer supported

6

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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6.Has a stable public API
Knockout JS

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

Plugins

1.number of plugins

33

Plugins offer an easy way to extend the functionality or integrate with other services. A high number of plugins may indicate an active community of users. Only official plugins are taken into account.

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AngularJS

213

2.Has a popular plugin which supports input validation
Knockout JS

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.

Libraries & Packages

1.Has an official, up-to-date entry in the npm package manager
Knockout JS

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

Data binding

1.Has two-way databinding
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Models and views can be bound to update each other.

2.Supports one-way data binding
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Views can be bound to update automatically when an observable object changes.

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

Performance

1.minified file size without dependencies

43KB

Smaller file size means faster load times.

Best

Flight

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2.Templates can be pre-compiled on the server
Knockout JS

Supports a template engine that can be pre-rendered on the server. This possibly improves page speed, especially on devices with low computing power.

3.dependencies

0

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

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SproutCore

0

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