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
Before discovering software development for web applications with Java and Ruby in 2008, Patrick Mulder mainly worked as a software engineer on measurement equipment and electronic devices. Web development allowed him to learn about networks and linking documents, but working with measurement equipment gave him an appreciation for the many forms data can have. Not for nothing, Tim Berners-Lee invented large parts of the WWW while working at CERN, a European research organization for particle physics.
The animal on the cover of Full Stack Web Development with Backbone.js is a pipe fish (Syngnathinae), which is a unique, slender, long-bodied fish with rings of bony armor along its body. These animals are related to seahorses, and similarities can be seen in the length and shape of their snouts. They have a single dorsal fin and most have a small tail fin. There are nearly 200 species and they range in size from 1 to 26 inches.Pipe fish don’t have large fins and have a rigid body structure, making them slow swimmers. Instead, they rely on camouflage to avoid detection. There are even a few species of pipe fish that have prehensile tails for grabbing and holding plants. Pipe fish come in a wide range of patterns and colors ranging from drab to brightly colored, and there are even some that can change their color in order to match their surroundings.The pipe fish is typically found in a tropical or subtropical region. While most pipe fish live in saltwater environments, some have been known to enter and survive in freshwater environments. Pipe fish, like their seahorse relatives, leave most of the parenting duties to the male, which provides all of the care for its offspring, supplying them with nutrients and oxygen through a placenta-like connection.The cover image is from Lydekker's Natural History. The cover fonts are URW Typewriter and Guardian Sans. The text font is Adobe Minion Pro; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is Dalton Maag's Ubuntu Mono.