Spine is opinionated in its approach to web application architecture and design. Spine's architecture complements patterns such as de-coupled components and CommonJS modules, markedly helping with code quality and maintainability.
The library is written in CoffeeScript, but doesn't necessarily require CoffeeScript to develop applications - you can use whichever language you're most familiar with.
Spine is tiny, the library comes in at around 500 lines of CoffeeScript. Being lightweight and simple is fundamental to Spine.
For documentation, usage, and examples, see: spinejs.com