A framework is a reusable software platform to develop software applications, products and solutions. By using framework developers can build the application quickly and without worrying the coding for basic functionality.
Software frameworks include support programs, compilers, code libraries, tool sets, and application programming interfaces (APIs) that bring together all the different components to enable development of a project or solution.
Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.
The project is hosted on GitHub, and the annotated source code is available, as well as an online test suite, an example application, a list of tutorials and a long list of real-world projects that use Backbone. Backbone is available for use under the MIT software license.
AngularJS fits the definition of a framework the best, even though it’s much more lightweight than a typical framework and that’s why many confuse it with a library.
Stapes.js is designed to be agnostic about your setup and style of coding. Like to code using models, views and controllers? Or just with modules? Use jQuery? Zepto? React? Rivets? Whatever you fancy, Stapes gives you the necessary building blocks to build a kick-ass app.
Class creation, custom events, and data methods. That’s all it does. Even a lightweight framework like Backbone has more than 75 methods, Stapes has just 20.
Sencha Ext JS is the leading standard for business-grade web application development. With over 100 examples, 1000 APIs, hundreds of components, a full documentation suite and built in themes, Ext JS provides the tools necessary to build robust desktop applications. Ext JS also brings a rich data package that allows developers to use a model-view-controller (MVC) architecture when building their app.
AmplifyJS is a set of components designed to solve common web application problems with a simplistic API. Amplify’s goal is to simplify all forms of data handling by providing a unified API for various data sources. Amplify’s store component handles persistent client-side storage, using standards like localStorage and sessionStorage, but falling back on non-standard implementations for older browsers. Amplify’s request adds some additional features to jQuery’s ajax method while abstracting away the underlying data source.