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Developing Backbone.js Applications

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If you want to build your site’s frontend with the single-page application (SPA) model, this hands-on book shows you how to get the job done with Backbone.js. You’ll learn how to create structured JavaScript applications, using Backbone’s own flavor of model-view-controller (MVC) architecture.

Start with the basics of MVC, SPA, and Backbone, then get your hands dirty buildi
Paperback, 374 pages
Published May 29th 2013 by O'Reilly Media (first published July 22nd 2012)
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Feb 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: programming
Read the documentation and the source code, and you will get a good insight about what backbone is.

This book contains a light introduction to backbone, and a lot of extra information about history of MVC, testing tools for JS, module loaders, etc.

It is not a "Developing Backbone.js Applications", it is a "Introduction to Backbone.js and the ecosystem for building javascript applications"

Also, please read it online or download the latest version of the book from github, since at le
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is one of the few books that are written on the subject of Backbone.js, framework that I think is very powerful. The author is very familiar with the subject and has wast knowledge about the other surrounding plugins/add on's that can be used/combined with Backbone.js.

In my opinion this book is for intermediate and advanced users of Backbone.js and is not attended for beginners. There are a lot of subjects that are covered inside: building desktop application, building mobile application, t
Alessandro Pellizzari
Recensione della versione CC del 2012:

Spiega molto poco e molto male cosa sia e come si usi Backbone.js. Dà per scontate troppe cose, forse chiare a chi programma in Ruby o in Node.js, ma assolutamente incomprensibili per chi ha background diversi. E non fornisce un quadro generale che permetta di capire la struttura di un'applicazione.

E la spiegazione delle caratteristiche di Backbone.js è limitatissima. La gran parte del libro viene "spesa" su Node.js, su Ruby, su sistemi di templating per Jav
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: programming
One of the best programming book I've read. This book suites well as a beginner introduction to backbone.js (which in my opinion is a much better js frameworks for beginners to start with rather than highly opinionated ones like ember or angular). Read this book, do a simple backbone project, read the source code, read the document, it's not that difficult.

A word of caution: the marionettejs chapter is outdated as of 2015.
Belden Schroeder
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shelved, work
I found this book a great resource for all the major, important issues that need to be addressed when creating Backbone.js applications. The ending chapters are great for taking your development to the next level with BDD and scaffolding technology options!
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well written and has a logical flow to it. Good examples demonstrate the concepts and reinforce the points to be made in each chapter. The book does a good job at explaining the technology as a whole and how it can be leveraged in the real world.
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tech
A decent introduction to using Backbone.js and freely available. The book shows a large number of specific ways of using Backbone. However it tries to cover a lot of ground which means it often raises more questions than it answers - a bit frustrating.
Alexey Ivanov
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good starting point to learning Backbone.
Bjoern Rochel
Jan 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Solid reference material. Not more, not less. Maybe already a bit outdated in some places.
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Skimmed the rest after getting the meat that I needed for the project.
Aug 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Not as good as reference or searching as the web site ;) but extremely useful for a deep understanding on several concepts for Bakcbone beginners.
Nov 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, it, finished, references
A good book to start learning this technology. Using it for my current project. Will refer to it from time to time.
Sep 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Has some good chapters like the first Todo App and the modular app with Require.js, but others are lacking content like the in the Marionette Todo App chapter and the jQuery Mobile + Backbone.
Boyan Yordanov
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: programming
A great introduction to the framework also covering some plugins and concepts that can make your life a lot easier.
Vladyslav Siriniok
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Absolutely obsolete
Jul 02, 2015 added it
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Yeah so started this for project Im was working on, never got too far, not likely to use Backbone again so add it to the list of things I would do if time was eternal.
Ryan Seamons
Aug 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: code
Good overview of backbone.js. Definitely need to practice more before I feel like I get it.
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