From the event handlers to the template delimiters, the attribute prefixes to the preloading of data. It's all configurable and tunable at the application level as well as locally to individual views.
Describe how your underlying data is reflected in the DOM and vice-versa. All binders create a binding that is automatically updated when model data changes or when the user interacts with the DOM.
Define reusable views, instantiable as a custom element. Each component gets its own isolated, augmentable scope.
Format dates, numbers, currencies and implement logic gates and conversions. Formatters work in a similar fashion to the Unix pipeline, so you can stack as many of them together as you like.
Teach Rivets.js how to observe and interact with different objects. Use
. for plain object proterties and define a
: adapter for Backbone model attributes. It's up to you. Adapters take care of observing and reading each key in a keypath.