Backbone.js for Absolute Beginners

Thomas Davis, WEb developer

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2 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Backbone introduction

      1:53
    • Backbone.js for Absolute Beginners

      64:53

About This Class

In the video we go through the steps from start to finish on how to construct the app linked below. We implement the entire code on a single page so you can easily see what is going on and there is also a simple RESTful api provided for us to work with. The video uses diagrams to try explain the process and the accompanying README and be found in the repository.

Backbone.js is a JavaScript library, among many others, that is gaining special attention in the web development community because it’s ease of use and the structure that it provides to JavaScript applications. Notice that BackboneJS is not a framework but a library. The difference is who is in control. Using a library YOU are in control, but using a framework there is an inversion of control: the framework calls you. Libraries give you a lot of flexibility, while frameworks has opinionated ways of doing things but can save you writing boiler plate code. Follow my AngularJS tutorial series for a framework solution.

Before proceeding with this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Document Object Model (DOM). As we are going to develop a web-based applications using BackboneJS, it will be good if you have an understanding of how web-based applications work in general.

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Thomas Davis

WEb developer

Thomas Davis is a full-stack web developer working at Cisco in Boston. Currently working at Cisco as a Software Engineer. Adrian enjoys writing books and posts about programming, technologies and nerdy stuff.