Home > Backbone, Ember & AngularJS are the paradigm shift for Web Application Development
In this post we will take a closer look at three more advanced and popular frameworks: Backbone.js, Ember.js and AngularJS
This tool provides a lot of facility, such as models with key value binding and custom events, API of enumerable functions, views, and other useful rich APIs that help to create a modern applications.
If you are working on a single-page application or widget and you are comfortable with being a self starter Backbone is likely the lightweight framework for you.
Many well known and favored app use the Backbone framework, such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare. Also worth noting is that a number of music applications were built with Backbone, such as Soundcloud, Pitchfork, and Pandora.
It’s easy to see when any app is using Ember because of its loading speed. Ember and Angular are really close to each other, so if you know Ember better than Angular and you don’t have a reason to switch, don’t. Because the one detriment you’re going to have is the learning curve, and that’s for any project or framework.
Ember’s library size and support network are its two greatest strengths, but if you are only trying to create a small widget or single-page app, it might be overstated for you. If you are working on a multipage, navigational, long-term project, Ember might be your choice.
LivingSocial, Groupon, Zendesk, Discourse, and Square are some of the most well known applications that have adopted Ember.
If you are starting from scratch, Angular is the best recommendation. It is the way to go because it’s taking off. It will remain that way unless problems arise from the roadmap, within the community, the project, or the development. It might happen, since Angular is getting a little more complicated, but right now it’s hot to get.
It can do quite a lot of amazing stuff, like 2-way bindings, helpful out of the box directives and filters. Angular also has quite nice support for module dependencies and injections; it has services and factories which become reusable parts for your app. It also enforces quite strongly separation between logic and presentation which allows you to make UI presentation variants quickly while the underlying logic remains the same. We can also integrate visuals with angular. Hence, it allows to create interactive data visualizations.
It may be difficult to learn and may require you to structure your code in a particular way but once you get the hang of things, you can be very productive with it.
This is how we suggest?
It would be wrongful to say that one is better than the other, because all above three frameworks has its uncommon set of advantages and disadvantages. They all have a very much alike objective to make the process of app development faster. The best preference of the right framework depends to a large extent on the kind of app you are trying to develop and your personal.
>> If you do not like too much control and are looking for a framework that offers easy REST API data access plus routing, go for Backbone. Be prepared to write a lot of boilerplate code, though.
>> If you are looking for a framework that seeks to rival native applications and reduce the amount of time and code it takes to write a web app with, go for Ember. Be prepared for a lot of initial roadblocks in terms of learning.
Choosing the right framework is an important decision when building a web application. From a unbiased developers view, it’s very obvious that different applications and different needs make each framework shine its brighter.