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Spine review: 20 facts and highlights

Spine
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Why is Spine better than the average?

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

Key features and highlights

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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 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.

4.versions of Internet Explorer supported

9

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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5.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.

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.

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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.

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Libraries & Packages

1.Officially supports Bower dependency management
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Bower is an easy-to-use, npm-like package manager for frontend applications.

2.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.

3.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.

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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.

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Performance

1.minified file size without dependencies

31KB

Smaller file size means faster load times.

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Flight

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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

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

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SproutCore

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