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Backbone-Demo

A simple demonstration using Backbone.js

About

Backbone-Demo is an open source project to demonstrate building a simple Backbone.js for the absolute beginner.

The application is built using only the basics. To keep the demo simple only Views, Models, Collections and Events where used. Router and Sync where intentionally omitted as advanced topics, that would be better served in a more intermediate demonstration.

Libraries Used

  • Lo-Dash - A drop-in replacement for Underscore.js
  • Backbone.js - Gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.
  • jQuery - A fast, concise, library that simplifies how to traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add AJAX.
  • jQuery-miniColors - A small color selector
  • Stylus - Expressive, dynamic, robust CSS for node.js

Where to go from here

Got the Backbone.js basics down and want to take a look at persisting your data on a server?

Backbone.js - Node.js - MongoDB - A demo of syncronizing your Backbone.js app with a Node.js backend.

Got persistence down and want to take a look at real-time syncronization with sockets?

Backbone.js - Node.js - Socket.io - A demo of using sockets to maintain realtime data syncronization with multi-user locking

Credit

This demonstration was created by: James O'Reilly http://jamesor.com http://twitter.com/JamesOR

License

This demo is released under a BSD license.

Copyright (c) 2012, James O'Reilly All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

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