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Spine review: 20 facts and highlights

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Why is Spine better than the average?

  • Minified file size without dependencies
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    31KBvs75.64KB
  • Number of years old
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    2yearsvs1.8years

General info

1.Uses a templating engine
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Template engines allow for easy and flexible UI building.
2.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.
3.Has a stable public API
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The major version number is above 0. This means there will be no compatibility breaking API changes introduced by the development team.
4.has a popular boilerplate project
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Has an official or well known boilerplate project which lays out the recommended file structure and allows developers to get started faster.
5.Has integrated input validation
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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.
6.Works well with more than just one template engine
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Other frameworks might be locked with a template engine you don’t like and there is nothing you can do about it.

Plugins

1.Built-in RESTful sync abstraction for models
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Includes utilities to keep models in sync with their server-side representation without the need of writing jQuery boilerplate ajax calls.

Libraries & Packages

1.Has an official, up-to-date entry in the npm package manager
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The node package manager can also be used for managing front end scripts.
2.Works with AMD libraries such as require.js
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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.
3.Officially supports Bower dependency management
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Bower is an easy-to-use, npm-like package manager for frontend apps.

Data binding

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

31KB

Smaller file size means faster load times.
2.Supports routing and deep linking
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Routing allows interaction with the browser url. This is very important for a good user experience if you are building one-page apps.
3.Templates can be pre-compiled on the server
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Supports a template engine that can be pre-rendered on the server. This possibly improves page speed, especially on devices with low computing power.
4.dependencies

1

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

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