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Advanced Backbone.js Techniques

General Assembly Boston

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Advanced Backbone.js Techniques

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Advanced Backbone.js Techniques

Dave Wasmer, Software Engineer at Kinvey

Tuesday, February 19th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Backbone is a powerful library for building client-side web applications, but its flexibility comes with a cost. Most real world applications are far more complex than the typical “To Do List” examples and tutorials, but Backbone provides little guidance on how to manage the structure and complexity of such applications. With this class, we’ll explore some common techniques for managing this complexity, and come up with a few ideas of our own!

Prerequisites
This is an intermediate to advanced course. Students should have a solid 
understanding of JavaScript and HTML, and experience using Backbone previously.

Student Takeaways
Application Structure
• Modularizing using RequireJS
• Source code structure
• Events
• Build tools

Models
• Validating data
• Relational data
• Presenters

Collections
• Filtering collections

Views
• Child views
• Delegate views
• Specialization
• Template optimizations
• Avoiding memory leaks

About the Instructor

Dave Wasmer is a front-end developer and Backbone / Coffeescript junkie at Kinvey in Cambridge, MA, where he builds and maintains the company’s various web properties. That includes the management console, a large and complex Backbone-powered clientside web app. Dave has prior experience hacking with Rails, and in another life, PHP. In his spare time, he enjoys helping others master the craft of programming, including teaching at the Boston Startup School. He also enjoys sailing, hiking, and trying new food.

 

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Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th Floor
1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)


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