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Gaslight Software Blog, Backbone.js Views Done the Right Way. As soon as you build an interesting application in backbone, one of the challenges you are likely to encounter is wanting to have composite views, or views that are contained within a larger view.

Gaslight Software Blog, Backbone.js Views Done the Right Way

I’ve solved this problem several ways in different projects and I thought it would be fun to walk through the progression and how I’ve arrived at what I currently see as a preferred solution. Let’s start by talking about what might seem to be the most obvious solution and why it doesn’t actually work. We’ll use as an example a view that displays a collection of people. Let’s assume we’d like to have a view for the table and within it, views for each row. You might end up with a TableView like so: 004 JSJ Backbone.js with Jeremy Ashkenas. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:33 — 74.9MB) Panel Discussion.

004 JSJ Backbone.js with Jeremy Ashkenas

Sample App with Backbone.js and Twitter Bootstrap. Backbone.js is a lightweight JavaScript framework that provides the basic infrastructure (Model, Collection, View, and Router classes) to bring structure to your Web applications.

Sample App with Backbone.js and Twitter Bootstrap

Twitter Bootstrap is a UI toolkit that provides simple and flexible HTML, CSS, and Javascript to implement popular user interface components and interactions. In other words, Backbone.js and Twitter Bootstrap focus on different areas of your application: core architecture and user interface respectively. Because of their well-defined and non-overlapping scope, Backbone.js and Twitter Bootstrap work well together. Sample App with Backbone.js and Twitter Bootstrap.

Introduction to Backbone.js

Backbone: Dealing with stateful applications. Backbone.js by Example. Developing Backbone.js Applications - By Addy Osmani (@addyosmani) Available free for open-source reading below or for purchase via the O'Reilly store.

Developing Backbone.js Applications -

Pull requests and comments always welcome. Testing Backbone.js Best Practices. Yes, LinkedIn is a very different social network with very different users and a very different purpose than the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Testing Backbone.js Best Practices

But, that doesn’t mean it’s not a platform that’s always experimenting, evolving and changing like the others. In the past few months alone, LinkedIn has made alterations that you, especially if you’re B2B, must be aware of in case they affect current strategy or serve as inspiration for new LinkedIn tactics for your brand. Congratulations! You’re a Publisher! Did you ever see a post from one of those LinkedIn Influencers and think to yourself, “Hey, that should be me”? BackboneFU, Resources for the Backbone.js developerBackboneFU, Resources for the Backbone.js developer. Before using backbone when working with a list of html nodes I always made it my duty to append them only in one big chunk of text.

BackboneFU, Resources for the Backbone.js developerBackboneFU, Resources for the Backbone.js developer

Manipulating the dom is slow, it triggers a reflow of the page, this is costly even on small lists, specially on mobile. So being not sure what to do with backbone I decided to append each view directly in my container like this. Of course this solution made me grind my teets, I did not want to append each view individually. document.createDocumentFragment() Fortunately, there is another solution than parsing the views as a string and then merging them together. Backbone.js Training - A Multi-Day, Hands-On, Training Class. Notice Of Course Discontinuation Please note that as of January 2013 I am no longer offering my Backbone training class on a regular basis.

Backbone.js Training - A Multi-Day, Hands-On, Training Class

I have exited the consulting world in favor of a full time position working with Kendo UI as a Developer Advocate. Organizing Your Backbonejs Application With Modules. If you have spent any time looking at Backbone.js, like many others, you are probably amazed by how lightweight, flexible and elegant it is.

Organizing Your Backbonejs Application With Modules

Backbone.js is incredibly powerful, but not prescriptive in how it should be used. With great power comes great responsibility, and if you’ve tried to use Backbone.js for a large project you might be asking yourself: how do I organize my code? When thinking about “code organization” the questions you might be asking are: Backbone.js Tutorials. Thomasdavis/backbonetutorials - GitHub. Addyosmani/backbone-fundamentals - GitHub.