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Pro Single Page Application Development: Using Backbone.js and ASP.NET by Ido Flatow, Gil Fink

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CHAPTER 5

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Getting Started with Backbone.js

In the previous part of this book, you were introduced to single page application (SPA) concepts. You also learned how to make best use of JavaScript language features in order to create a more modular and maintainable JavaScript application. At the end of the part, you learned about the building blocks of an SPA. In this part, we will construct an SPA front end by using these tools and building blocks.

First, we’ll learn more about Backbone.js, the MV* library that is used here. Once you understand Backbone.js basics, in the next chapter, “Creating an SPA Step by Step,” we will build an SPA front end ...

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