List of Javascript Frameworks You Heard The Most In Recent Times


Following is a list of javascript framework that you might have heard most in recent times, and wanted to have a quick understanding about them. Lets try and understand their definition and their applicability in terms when would you want to use them.

  1. Node.js: Following is definition of node.js from their website ( is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.Node.js can become consideration for some of following use-cases:
    • Need to maintain persistent connection between browser back to the server. In other words, it is best suited for real-time applications such as online games, collaboration tools, chat rooms, or anything where what one user does with the application needs to be seen by other users immediately, without a page refresh.
    • Best suited for the cases where the code might block due to threads. Refer non-blocking IO model of node.js. Refer the diagram below.
      Event-driven Non-blocking IO

      Event-driven Non-blocking IO

    Following are some of the good references for understanding node.js:

    1. Understanding the node.js event loop
    2. Diving into Node.js – Introduction & Installation
    3. Let’s Make a Web App: Nodepad
    4. Stackoverflow page on How to decide when to use NodeJS?
    5. Stackexchange page on node.js
  2. Backbone.js: Following is definition of backbone.js from their website ( 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. 

    Following are some of the good references for understanding backbone.js:

  3. Angular.js
  4. Jquery.js
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