Archive for the ‘Backbone.js’ Category

Best JavaScript Frameworks, Libraries and Tools to use in 2017

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It seems there are more JavaScript frameworks, libraries, and tools than there are developers. As of May 2017, a quick search on GitHub reveals more than 1.1 million JavaScript projects. There are 500 thousand usable packages on npmjs.org with almost 1...

Graph Data with Firebase

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In my previous article titled “Build a Web App with Backbone.js and Socket.io” I’ve explained how to use Backbone.js and Socket.IO to implement an asynchronous messaging paradigm to avoid coupling. The idea behind the tutorial was to separate gro...

Build a Web App with Backbone.js and Socket.IO

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As many of you know, Backbone.js is a well-known MV* framework. It’s hosted on GitHub and it gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views ...

Introduction to Rendr

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Isomorphic JavaScript frameworks and libraries have gained a lot of attention recently. Isomorphic JavaScript applications are applications written in JavaScript that can run both on the client and on the server. Because of this, you can write the code...

Video: Your First Backbone.js Model

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In this video I'll be discussing Backbone.js models, a vital component to work with data; define validation rules and default values. Think of models as of blueprints of your data. I will show you how to create your first model by employing extending m...

Backbone.js Basics: Bringing an App to Life with Events

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In a previous tutorial, we plunged into the workings of Backbone.js, an MV* JavaScript framework for building applications. Building a small surf shop app (to help us keep track of surf boards in stock), we looked at creating models, grouping model ins...

Backbone.js Basics: Models, Views, Collections and Templates

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In this tutorial, we’re going to explore the underlying fundamentals of the popular MV* framework, Backbone.js. We’ll take a look at models, views, collections, and templates, and see how each builds off of each other when building an application. ...