Enables backbone.js to work with prototype.js
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Backbone Prototype.js is an adapter for using Backbone with the Prototype.js framework. The basic idea behind it is to use a jQuery-like API as a wrapper to Prototype calls to allow us to seamlessly use Backbone.js without changing its internals.

Idea, documentation, code structure and implementation are simply a modified version of the excelent mootools adapter (https://github.com/inkling/backbone-mootools).


To use backbone-prototypejs download prototype_adapter.js and embed it before the backbone.js include.

For example:

<script src="http://www.yourwebsite.com/prototypejs-1.7.js>
<script src="http://www.yourwebsite.com/backbone.js"></script>
<script src="http://www.yourwebsite.com/prototype_adapter.js"></script>


This adapter has been tested with the lastest stable prototypejs release (1.7).

Supported Libraries

This library is designed to be used with the backbone project, which is linked to in a submodule. All the details on backbone and its license can be found at http://documentcloud.github.com/backbone.

Copyright and License

Copyright 2012 Sebastian Zaha Copyright 2011 Inkling Systems, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.