Backbone.js Blueprints

Backbone.js Blueprints
Backbone.js Blueprints is published by in May 2014. This book has 256 pages in English, ISBN-13 9781783286997.

Backbone.js is an open source, JavaScript library that helps you to build sophisticated and structured web apps. It’s important to have well-organized frontend code for easy maintenance and extendability. With the Backbone framework, you’ll be able to build applications that are a breeze to manage.

In this book, you will discover how to build seven complete web applications from scratch. You’ll learn how to use all the components of the Backbone framework individually, and how to use them together to create fully featured applications. In addition, you’ll also learn how Backbone thinks so you can leverage it to write the most effi cient frontend JavaScript code.

Through this book, you will learn to write good server-side JavaScript to support your frontend applications. This easy-to-follow guide is packed with projects, code, and solid explanations that will give you the confi dence to write your own web applications from scratch.

What you will learn from this book

  • Discover seven different ways to create your own frontend Backbone.js applications
  • Create complex interfaces while keeping the code adaptable through Backbone Views
  • Control your applications’ screens with simplicity through a Backbone router
  • Utilize Marionette and Chaplin, the Backbone extension frameworks
  • Build a Node.js server to manage the models your frontend application sends to it and requests from it
  • Work with templates that manage the heavy lifting of your view
  • Precompile your view for extra efficiency
  • Use Backbone extension libraries to create effective applications with less coding

Approach

This book is an easy-to-follow guide which is full of examples that will take you through building seven very different web applications with Backbone. The code is broken down into manageable bites and then thoroughly explained.

Who this book is for

If you are ready to learn about building frontend applications in Backbone, this is the book for you. Perhaps you’ve dipped your toe into Backbone and are ready to take the plunge. Even if you haven’t, this book will teach you everything you need to know to build solid frontend apps with Backbone. You’ll need to be pretty good at JavaScript and have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS, but other than that, you’re good to go!

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