Spine.js 0 votes

Build Awesome JavaScript MVC Applications

Spine is a lightweight framework for building JavaScript web applications. Spine gives you an MVC structure and then gets out of your way, allowing you to concentrate on the fun stuff, building awesome web applications.

Spine is opinionated in its approach to web application architecture and design. Spine's architecture complements patterns such as de-coupled components and CommonJS modules, markedly helping with code quality and maintainability.

The library is written in CoffeeScript, but doesn't necessarily require CoffeeScript to develop applications. You can use CoffeeScript or JavaScript, whichever language you're most familiar with.

Spine is tiny, the library comes in at around 500 lines of CoffeeScript, that's about 2K minified & compressed. Being lightweight and simple is fundamental to Spine.

Author: Alex MacCaw
Repository: https://github.com/maccman/spine
Revision Control: Git
Licence: MIT/X11 Licence
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

AFrameJS 0 votes

Javascript MVC Library

AFrameJS is an MVC application development library, not a DOM manipulation library! AFrameJS leaves the DOM manipulation to jQuery, MooTools, or Prototype, instead providing the parts necessary to create MVC applications.

MVC is a programming paradigm that has been common in other languages for many years. In MVC, Models represent data and its operations. Views are the presentation of the data contained in a model. Controllers are the glue that bind the two together. MVC separates these three concepts, there is no mixing as is commonly found in web apps today. The benefits of MVC are numerous, but the main goal is to reduce the mental load for the developer. Modules focus on one goal at a time. This allows for smaller modules, easier testing, a higher chance of code re-use.

As web development matures, MVC based applications are becoming increasingly common. AFrameJS is being developed to fill the need of having a true MVC framework to develop applications with. Backbone and Knockout-JS are two similar libraries that address this need, now AFrameJS does too.

Author: Shane Tomlinson
Repository: https://github.com/stomlinson/AFrame-JS
Revision Control: Git
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence
Country of Origin: United Kingdom