New Tech Talk: Backbone.js

July 20, 2011 Sean Beckett

Backbone.js is a lightweight Javascript MVC framework great for organizing your Javascript code and simplifying very common AJAX and event-driven DOM update use cases. Because Backbone is so small, you’ll need to add your own Javascript philosophies, patterns and customizations to get the most from it. If you’re using Backbone to build a typical Rails app it may not be clear how to get started. Pivot Jay Phillips shows how any project can get started with Backbone.js and demonstrates how it is used on some projects at Pivotal Labs. He also introduces Ribcage.js, a new open-source library from Pivotal that makes Backbone views about as awesome as its models.

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