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Mastering Backbone.js

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Mastering Backbone.js

Mastering Backbone.js by Abiee Echamea
English | Feb. 4, 2016 | ISBN: 1783288493 | 270 Pages | AZW3/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 8.76 MB

Backbone.js is a popular library to build single page applications used by many start-ups around the world because of its flexibility, robustness and simplicity. It allows you to bring your own tools and libraries to make amazing webapps with your own rules. However, due to its flexibility it is not always easy to create scalable applications with it. By learning the best practices and project organization you will be able to create maintainable and scalable web applications with Backbone.js.

Key Features

Level up your Backbone.js skills and create professional web applications with the best practices
Use the Backbone.js components in the right way and avoid maintenance nightmares
Improve your development workflow from application design to deployment
Apply the best practices given in this tutorial to solve day-to-day problems in your applications

Book Description

With this book you will start right from organizing your Backbone.js application to learn where to put each module and how to wire them. From organizing your code in a logical and physical way, you will go on to delimit view responsibilities and work with complex layouts.

Synchronizing models in a two-way binding can be difficult and with sub resources attached it can be even worse. The next chapter will explain strategies for how to deal with these models. The following chapters will help you to manage module dependencies on your projects, explore strategies to upload files to a RESTful API and store information directly in the browser for using it with Backbone.js. After testing your application, you are ready to deploy it to your production environment. The final chapter will cover different flavors of authorization.

The Backbone.js library can be difficult to master, but in this book you will get the necessary skill set to create applications with it, and you will be able to use any other library you want in your stack.

What you will learn

Build web applications that scale with Backbone.js
Design a powerful architecture that eliminates maintenance nightmares
Use common patterns and best practices in Backbone.js web applications developments
Pack your applications to be deployed to production environments
Clean up your code organization to a simple and maintainable architecture
Test your components and get confidence with your code
Deal with common scenarios like file uploading and login issues

About the Author

Abiee Echamea is a passionate technology software engineer; he fell in love with computers at the age of 8 and wrote his first program at 12. He has written applications in many technologies, from Visual Basic to full stack web applications. Now, Abiee is a software architect involved in the full development cycle, creating many Backbone applications successfully and designing the architecture and development process. He has founded a company to work with cutting-edge technology as a CTO. He has developed the skills to master the JavaScript and Backbone libraries to build maintainable projects for his company. Abiee loves to share his knowledge with the community and is looking for ways to improve his engineering skills.

Table of Contents

Architecture of a Backbone application
Managing Views
Model Bindings
Modular Code
Dealing with Files
Store data in the Browser
Build Like a Pro
Testing Backbone Applications
Deploying to Production
Authentication