CHAPTER 4

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Intro to Backbone.js

Code is not an asset. It’s a liability. The more you write, the more you’ll have to maintain later.

—Unknown

This chapter will demonstrate:

  • Setting up a Backbone.js app from scratch and installing dependencies
  • Working with Backbone.js collections
  • Backbone.js event binding
  • Backbone.js views and subviews with Underscore.js
  • Refactoring Backbone.js code
  • AMD and Require.js for Backbone.js development
  • Require.js for Backbone.js production
  • A simple Backbone.js starter kit

Backbone.js has been around for a while so it’s very mature and can be trusted to be used in serious front-end development projects. This framework ...

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