Easily setup and use backbone.js with rails 3.1
Rails 3.1 setup
This gem requires the use of rails 3.1, coffeescript and the new rails asset pipeline provided by sprockets.
This gem vendors the latest version of underscore.js and backbones.js for Rails 3.1 and greater. The files will be added to the asset pipeline and available for you to use.
In your Gemfile, add this line:
Then run the following commands:
bundle install rails g backbone:install
Layout and namespacing
rails g backbone:install will create the following directory structure under
controllers/ models/ templates/ views/
It will also create a toplevel app_name.coffee file to setup namespacing and setup initial requires.
backbone-rails provides 3 simple generators to help get you started using bacbone.js with rails 3.1
rails g backbone:model
This generator creates a backbone model and collection inside
rails g backbone:controller
This generator creates a backbone controller with corresponding views and templates for the given actions provided.
rails g backbone:scaffold
This generator creates a controller, views, templates, model and collection to create a simple crud single page app