JavaScript MV* Framework - Making the Right Choice

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Choosing a MV*-framework that doesn't destroy JavaScript, but brings consistency into app design

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JavaScript MV* Framework - Making the Right Choice

  1. 1. JavaScript MV* Framework - Making the Right Choice by @sheiko
  2. 2. Who’s the dude? I’m Dmitry Sheiko, a web-developer, blogger, open source contributor. http://dsheiko.com @sheiko https://github.com/dsheiko
  3. 3. What do I need a framework for? • Abstractions (separation of concerns) • Implicit conventions • Code reusability • Data Binding • Widgets Library
  4. 4. What framework do I need? MVC Backbone MVP MVVM AngularJS Ember.js Dojo YUI Agility.js KnockoutJS CanJS Maria Polymer React cujoJS Montage Sammy.js Stapes Epitome DUEL Kendo UIPureMVC Olives PlastronJS Dijon rAppid.js DeftJS + ExtJS SAPUI5 Exoskeleton Atma.js Ractive.js ComponentJS Vue.js
  5. 5. Big Three AngularJS Backbone Ember.js
  6. 6. How they implement MV* bit.ly/1p24xgq Collection Model Template Router Controller Scope View AngularJS Backbone Ember.js
  7. 7. How active developers community Backbone Stars: 18 264 Forks: 4 066 Open issues: 26 Closed issues: 3 151 Ember.js Stars: 10 442 Forks: 2 249 Open issues: 220 Closed issues: 4 788 AngularJS Stars: 24 958 Forks: 8 635 Open issues: 1 117 Closed issues: 6 704 via Github 13.06.2014
  8. 8. How good FAQ support Backbone Questions: 15 191 Answered: 9 193 60% Avg answers per question: 2.24 Ember.js Questions: 18 243 Answered: 11 120 61% Avg answers per question: 2.40 AngularJS Questions: 40 312 Answered: 22 382 55% Avg answers per question: 2.30 via StackExchange 13.06.2014
  9. 9. The hidden part of the iceberg AngularJS Logical LOC: 6 748 Mean parameter count: 1.5 Cyclomatic complexity: 1 548 Cyclomatic complexity density: 23% Maintainability index: 113 Production build: 108K Ember.js* Logical LOC: 43 390 Mean parameter count: 1.2 Cyclomatic complexity: 2 543 Cyclomatic complexity density: 17% Maintainability index: 113 Production build: 276K Backbone* Logical LOC: 965 Mean parameter count: 1.3 Cyclomatic complexity: 275 Cyclomatic complexity density: 28% Maintainability index: 108 Production build: 20K * without dependencies
  10. 10. Wonna really be in control of your own code?
  11. 11. You have to know then exactly what the framework does
  12. 12. Ember.js? AngularJS? Unlikely…
  13. 13. Backbone is our hero! http://backbonejs.org/docs/backbone.html
  14. 14. What about dependencies? Do we need them? Backbone jQuery Underscore
  15. 15. Not really! jQuery Underscore Backbone4 Exoskeleton
  16. 16. Exoskeleton is an optimized Backbone Faster Lightweight Dependencies optional http://exosjs.com Custom builds Backbone drop-in replacement
  17. 17. What about legacy browsers? https://github.com/es-shims/es5-shim
  18. 18. An example? TODO MVC http://bit.ly/T0oREh Exoskeleton + CommonJS Compiler http://bit.ly/1lr1R7Z
  19. 19. Thank you! My credits to www.flaticon.com for these amazing free vector icons and surely to Paul Miller and Adam Krebs for Exoskeleton

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