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An Introduction to Backbone.js

Backbone.js helps provide a structure to your otherwise unwieldy JavaScript code base and might just be the perfect choice for your project. This chapter will introduce you to the world of Backbone.js, giving you a high-level view of what the framework is all about and an appreciation of why it exists.

We’ll delve into detail on the Model View Controller pattern and discuss why it is useful for web applications. While going through the benefits of Model View * frameworks, of which Backbone is just one choice, we’ll also compare Backbone to some of the other leading Model View * frameworks available for ...

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