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Версия на русском (более полная и подробная)

basis.js – is open-source JavaScript framework to build complex single page applications (SPA). It's developing with focus on dynamics (everything could change), flexibility, performance and ability to manage a lot of data (models, collections etc).

You can compare performance of basis.js with other frameworks by some synthetic tests: animation through bindings (alternative version), model generation and simple list with a lot items generation.

Not just a framework

basis.js has tools that helps build awesome applications:

  • basisjs-tools - CLI to manage basis.js project: create instances, build for production and special web server that notify client when resources are updated. See more information in project repo.
  • Google Chrome plugin (repo) - helps to manage templates and localization with live updates and change saving to files, it also provide project file structure graph and other information.


> npm install basisjs

or use build as library

> npm install basis-library

Library version can be fetched from CDN:

Run tests

Install all dependencies (by npm install). Than use command:

> npm test

Another option is start http server and open /test/index.html in your browser to run test suite.

Where can I get more information

Unfortunatelly, most information is in Russian now, but we are working on it.

  • – project site
  • Articles – documentation about various parts of the framework (in progress);
  • Tour – interactive slides with description and code, that you could tweak;
  • Tutorial – step by step instruction for how to use basis.js (in progress)
  • Docs – auto-documentation, that generates on fly by module structure and their source code;
  • Demo – demo set that shows some of abilities of the framework;
  • Slides – slides for basis.js related talks.

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JavaScript framework to build single page applications




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