Full Stack Web Development with Backbone.js
Scalable Application Design with 100% JavaScript
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2014
Pages: 190

Learn how to build a full-stack application with Backbone.js by taking advantage of JavaScript modules, workflow automation, and Backbone’s interface building blocks. With this practical guide, author Patrick Mulder takes experienced backend developers and JavaScript programmers through the steps necessary to create a fully functional single-page application.

Backbone’s rich ecosystem of plugins makes applications easier to design and scale, but knowing which tools to use for your project can be tricky. How do you combine views and the data layer with Backbone, or serve and deploy JavaScript assets? You’ll not only learn the answers to these and many other questions; you’ll also discover Backbone’s vast number of use cases.

  • Get started quickly by using a Backbone.js and Browserify
  • Track state and organize data with Backbone models and collections
  • Capture events from users by using views and manipulating the DOM
  • Combine Backbone views with advanced HTML templates
  • Use Backbone to browse remote data sources from an API
  • Authenticate and authorize client-side interactions
  • Build a backend API with Node.js and Restify
  • Set up workflow automation with Bower, Grunt, Yeoman, and RequireJS
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Complete book to understand Backbonejs

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    Comments about oreilly Full Stack Web Development with Backbone.js:

    Though i know backbonejs and have developed couple of apps with it, this book is very interesting to me for understanding the role of backbonejs library as a clinet side app in full stack web application. It covers all aspecs of backbonejs in different chapters in very simple language. Author has tried to explain the backbonejs concepts through a realtime example, so it's not just all technical description about backbonejs but example covers the use-cases and concerns of different data structures available in backbonejs .

    It also covers usage of modern module system provided by node_modules such as commonjs, browserify so it can be applied for scalable architecture. The different template's available for JavaScript like JST,ECO, Handlebars is also covered.

    Appart from client side stuff it also covers some backend aspects like:
    How backbone deal with API?
    How to apply basic authentication?
    Also Automated work-flows and scaffolding basic apps aspects like view, model, collection using yeoman

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