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Backbone.js and Parse.com

Java is to JavaScript what Car is to Carpet.

Chris Heilmann

In this chapter, we’ll explore the practical aspect of leveraging Parse.com for a Backbone.js app. The chapter will illustrate the Backbone.js uses with Parse.com and its JavaScript SDK on the modified Message Board app.

If you’ve written some complex client-side applications, you might have found that it’s challenging to maintain the spaghetti code of JavaScript callbacks and UI events. Backbone.js provides a lightweight yet powerful way to organize your logic into a Model-View-Controller (MVC) type of structure. It also has nice features like URL ...

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