Comparison of AngularJS vs Backbone.js vs Knockout

Compare AngularJS Backbone.js Knockout
File Size ~142 KB total (compressed and minified) ~ 7.3 KB total (gzip / minified) ~21 KB total (gzip / minified)
Version & Licence V1.4.2 & MIT (Open-source) V1.2.1 & MIT (Open-source) V3.3.0 & MIT (Open-source)
Dependencies No Dependencies Dependends on underscore.js and jQuery No Dependencies
Data Binding It supports full data binding and provides options for creating custom data bindings Does not support data binding by default but does using plugins for data bindings It fully supports data binding and can bind many attributes.
It provides options for creating custom data bindings
Routing It supports routing feature and it’s very simple It supports routing features and it’s very simple Does not support routing by defualt but it is available with some thrid-party libraries
Views Uses HTML as the templating language Does not have templates by default but we can add them easily by a thrid-party template like underscore.js and handlebars It uses HTML as the templating language
Testing Can support Test Driven Development (TDD) Does not support testing by defualt but we can use some thrid-party tester like Jasmine and Sinon.JS Does not support testing by defualt but we can use some thrid-party tester like Jasmine and Sinon.JS
Data Does not support jQuery but we can use Angular’s $http Can support jQuery’s $.ajax and is very easy to understand It can support jQuery’s $.ajax and knockout mapping
Design Pattern Can support the MVC and MVVM design patterns It can support MVP design pattern It can support the MVVM design pattern
Browser Can support IE 9, IE 10 and IE 11 It dependends on jQuery supporting browsers like IE 6+, Chrome, Firefox, Safari 5.1+ and Opera It can support all major browsers like IE 6+, Firefox 3.5+, Chrome, Opera and Safari
Third-party Integration Does not support third-party integration Does not support third-party integration It supports third-party integration
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