What are the key differences between Meteor, Ember.js and Backbone.js ?
For learn this style of application development then on the one hand, the wealth of open source backbone examples around could be good for all. But on the other hand, although new, the Ember package is actually more complete IMO than backbone.
Both develop the power to implement things in a variety of ways which can be confusing, but Ember provides more of the code that one would have to write in backbone as standard which is personally is more important for rapid prototyping than the wealth of backbone examples available.
There are more mature plugings for data persistence for backbone, but there is a great community buzz around Ember and lots of contrib libraries are making great progress. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how quick I (and others) have had quality responses for a relatively new framework here on Stack Overflow.
For to do more with code re-use on both client and server side then take a look the recently open sourced yahoo mojito https://github.com/yahoo/mojito running on node.js – during mess with it over the last week, and then become familiar with backbone/ember or any of the others its a snap to get to grips with.
It also have Knockout.js in use on some production systems but have never used it for a fully fledged ‘application’. it hooked up to a mongo interface for drilling down into and pageing logs stored in mongo .This is not comfortable building anything too big in it.
Well, that’s a bit of a ramble – isn’t it
Quite joy to talk more about it with anyone who is interested.