Ember with Yii REST backend,demo application.
Clone the git repo -
git clone git://github.com/drumaddict/ember-yii.git - or download it
To install,follow these steps.
Advice on & Instruction in the Use Of Ember.js. This is an extended ember tutorial that I suggest in order to understand ember thoroughly. It also mentions backbone and how it compares with ember,very useful if you are still overwhelmed and stuck with the choice of a js framework.
I have not investigated every possible js framework out there.I did look into backbone though. I liked the simplicity and good documentation,but it lacks a well defined structure.Ofcourse it is possible to overcome this with additional backbone libraries /dependencies like Backbone Marionette, but to me this is not an attractive idea,as you have to keep all these additions in sync with backbone,as the codebases evolve. Also I am not too keen on having to think about event binding cleanup,and this is something to consider when coding with backbone. Ember on the other hand,features a clear MVC separation of concerns.Binding data to views is automatic,just declare controllers and their associate views, and every time data changes,views update automatically without explicitly writing any code.I have a background in Flex Actionscript Framework and coding js with ember sometimes felt a lot like flex. For your research on js frameworks ,I suggest TODO MVC.Helping You Select an MV* Framework..