Chapter 1. Setting Up a Test Infrastructure

Modern web development is witnessing a JavaScript renaissance, with the expanding popularity of frontend-driven, single-page, and real-time web applications. Leading and facilitating the charge are a number of JavaScript web frameworks that enable developers to sensibly organize frontend web applications into modular and convention-driven components. As more logic and functionality is pushed from the server to the browser, these frameworks are increasingly critical in maintaining single-page application state, avoiding unstructured and ad hoc "spaghetti" code, and providing abstractions and functionality for commonly encountered development situations.

This book will focus on one such framework—Backbone.js ...

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