An Alternative to AngularJS and Ember…?

JavaScript FrameWork BenJS  – Version 0.2.0 released!

Today I released the latest version 0.2.0 of the JavaScript FrameWork Ben.JS. You can take a look at the idea and concept of Ben.JS on the project homepage.

My main goal for this project is to provide a tiny small and simple alternative for the big players in the area of Singe-Page-Application Frameworks (SPA Frameworks) –   especially Angular and Ember.

Today JavaScript is not only a widespread programming language, but also a platform to develop clean and stable web applications. But first of all, this is not the merit of frameworks, but of the language itself. A good way to learn using JavaScript in the right manner is the Book ‘JavaScript Patterns’ from Stoyan Stefanov.

I am convinced that for a good JavaScript application it’s enough to know the most important patterns and to understand the right usage of jQuery. And here is the most important reason for BenJS:  The core function of this framework is to transport data models into a Web page and to manage user inputs according to the data model. But in my eyes it is also important to understand, that the business logic should be encapsulated into a Web- or MicroService. For my understanding it is not the task of JavaScript to implement business logic! If you follow this principle and hide your business logic into a WebService, BenJS will be the right alternative to bring your business data into your Web application.

If you have any ideas, questions and feedback join the project on GitHub!


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