Exoskeleton is a faster and leaner Backbone for your HTML5 apps.
Exoskeleton is just for you!
Underscore is 100% optional in Exoskeleton. You can just throw it away.
Your views will be rendered up to 5.5 times faster* when Exoskeleton is used without jQuery. They will also consume 2 times less memory.
Mobile apps want this kind of performance.
* Tested view creating / rendering time using Exoskeleton against Backbone 1.1 + jQuery 2.0 in Chrome and Firefox.
Don't need Router? No problem. Using your own Models? You've got it!
All stuff for old browsers is out by default — IE10 is the minimum here.
You can just replace Backbone with Exoskeleton and it will all work as before.
Exoskeleton passes 100% of Backbone and Chaplin test suites with or without dependencies.
Support for optional deps in other frameworks like Marionette is coming soon, our team is on it!
Exoskeleton is AMD and Common.js-friendly. ES6 support is coming soon.
Package managers support is here. Manage your exoskeleton dependency like it's 2013.
Regular semver-compatible updates, that's it.
Exoskeleton incorporates other great features and bugfixes.
keepOldoption that allows to preserve old events.
Backbone.Deferredoverridable method for custom promise libraries or DOM promises
View#useNativeproperty. Works great if you want to include jQuery and still use native methods for some views. Just set it to `true` in them.
event.currentTargetfor event delegation. This is because
currentTargetis not overridable on native non-jQuery events.
In no-underscore / lodash environment, there are no underscore-inspired Collection methods (each, pluck etc.), but there are ES5-inspired methods:
forEach, map, filter, some, every, reduce, reduceRight, indexOf, lastIndexOf
Also, no underscore-inspired Model methods at all.
matchesSelector, result, defaults, extend, escape, sortBy, uniqueId, isEqual. If you intend to use Exoskeleton with underscore or lodash, you may want to drop utils from custom build.
For initial release, you can check out backbone docs. Exoskeleton docs are coming soon.
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