Books: 14

Backbone.js

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Understand Backbone.js pragmatically by building seven different applications from scratch
Backbone.js is an open source, JavaScript library that helps you to build sophisticated and structured web apps. It's important to have well-organized frontend code for easy maintenance and extendability. With the Backbone framework, you'll be able to build applications that are a breeze to manage. In more » this book, you will discover how to build seven complete web applications from scratch. You'll learn how to use all the components of the Backbone framework individually, and how to use them together to create fully featured applications. In addition, you'll also learn how Backbone thinks so you can leverage it to write the most efficient frontend JavaScript code. « less
2014
Bring your applications to the next level, using these handy solutions to common application development challenges.
The book is fully correct and functional as-is, but is being updated to refactor code with deprecation warnings in preparation for Marionette 3.0. Now that you've read the Gentle Introduction book and have a good grasp on Marionette fundamentals, take the next step in your journey: learn to develop more » advanced functionality with the framework! « less
2014
Scalable Application Design with 100% JavaScript
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 more » 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. « less
2014
Using REST, WebSockets, and Backbone
How can you take advantage of the Django framework to integrate complex client-side interactions and real-time features into your web applications? Through a series of rapid application development projects, this hands-on book shows experienced Django developers how to include REST APIs, WebSockets, more » and client-side MVC frameworks such as Backbone.js into new or existing projects. Learn how to make the most of Django's decoupled design by choosing the components you need to build the lightweight applications you want. Once you finish this book, you'll know how to build single-page applications that respond to interactions in real time. If you're familiar with Python and JavaScript, you're good to go. « less
2014
Using Backbone.js and ASP.NET
One of the most important and exciting trends in web development in recent years is the move towards single page applications, or SPAs. Instead of clicking through hyperlinks and waiting for each page to load, the user loads a site once and all the interactivity is handled fluidly by a rich JavaScript more » front end. If you come from a background in ASP.NET development, you'll be used to handling most interactions on the server side. Pro Single Page Application Development will guide you through your transition to this powerful new application type. SPA development also comes with its own particular challenges, including tracking history, user interface performance, and how to handle search engine optimization. In the final chapters, the authors guide you through some of these issues and advanced techniques and finish by showing you how to deploy your application. « less
2014
Learn to use javascript AMD in your apps the easy way
The book is fully correct and functional as-is, but is being updated to refactor code with deprecation warnings in preparation for Marionette 3.0.
2014
Plan, architect, and develop tests for Backbone.js applications using modern testing principles and practices
Frontend web applications are soaring in popularity and the Backbone.js library is leading this charge with a modular, lightweight approach for organizing JavaScript web applications. At the same time, testing client-side JavaScript and Backbone.js programs remains a difficult and tedious undertaking. Backbone.js more » Testing brings sensible practices and current techniques to the challenges of Backbone.js test development. The book introduces fundamental testing concepts, comprehensive test infrastructure design, and practical exercises to easily and systematically test modern JavaScript web applications. « less
2013
Beginning Backbone.js is your step-by-step guide to learning and using the Backbone.js library in your web projects. Backbone.js is one of the most popular JavaScript libraries among web developers, used to create modular, single-page web apps. This book takes you from downloading Backbone.js and its more » dependencies all the way to using more advanced libraries to structure your application architecture, and everything in between. With a real-world, practical approach, you will learn how you can integrate Backbone.js into the center of your JavaScript stack, and create scalable applications. James Sugrue shows you how to implement all aspects of templating, work efficiently with RequireJS, and fully understand Grunt and all its plug-ins. Armed with this knowledge you'll be able to architect a continuous integration system that is key to real-world applications. « less
2013
Building Better JavaScript Applications
If you want to build your site's frontend with the single-page application (SPA) model, this hands-on book shows you how to get the job done with Backbone.js. You'll learn how to create structured JavaScript applications, using Backbone's own flavor of model-view-controller (MVC) architecture. Start more » with the basics of MVC, SPA, and Backbone, then get your hands dirty building sample applications - a simple Todo list app, a RESTful book library app, and a modular app with Backbone and RequireJS. Author Addy Osmani, an engineer for Google's Chrome team, also demonstrates advanced uses of the framework. « less
2013
Rapid Prototyping and Scalable Deployment
Build an application from backend to browser with Node.js, and kick open the doors to real-time event programming. With this hands-on book, you'll learn how to create a social network application similar to LinkedIn and Facebook, but with a real-time twist. And you'll build it with just one programming more » language: JavaScript. If you're an experienced web developer unfamiliar with JavaScript, the book's first section introduces you to the project's core technologies: Node.js, Backbone.js, and the MongoDB data store. You'll then launch into the project - a highly responsive, highly scalable application - guided by clear explanations and lots of code examples. « less
2012