Spine
Spine
Top 59%252 points
Top 59%
Key features and highlights

Spine: 20 facts and highlights

1. minified file size without dependencies

Smaller file size means faster load times.
31KB
Flight: 14KB

2. 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.
Spine
67% have it

3. Uses a templating engine

Template engines allow for easy and flexible UI building.
Spine
67% have it

4. Supports one-way data binding

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

5. 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.
Spine
60% have it

6. Published under MIT License

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

7. dependencies

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

8. 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.
Spine
53% have it

9. Has improved LocalStorage support

The framework includes a simple functionality to synchronize models with the HTML5 LocalStorage.
Spine
20% have it

10. 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.
Spine
47% have it

11. Has integrated input validation

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.
Spine
40% have it

12. Built-in RESTful sync abstraction for models

Includes utilities to keep models in sync with their server-side representation without the need of writing jQuery boilerplate ajax calls.
Spine
47% have it

13. 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.
Spine
53% have it

14. Works well with more than just one template engine

Other frameworks might be locked with a template engine you don’t like and there is nothing you can do about it.
Spine
40% have it

15. 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.
Spine
80% have it

16. 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.
9
rAppid JS: 0

17. 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.
Spine
60% have it

18. Has a project generator

Allows the developer to automatically set up a new project using built-in tools or scaffolding tools such as Yeoman.
Spine
53% have it

19. Officially supports Bower dependency management

Bower is an easy-to-use, npm-like package manager for frontend applications.
Spine
53% have it

20. 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.
2years
Sammy JS: 4years

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