Building APIs for Backbone Apps

This time around we'll be showing how to build RESTful APIs for backbone using a number of technologies. We'll be comparing a few.

The first half will cover how to set up a basic backbone project using Rails. For you PHP users, we have you covered. There will also be a brief overview in Zend/CakePHP/Grails.


The second half will be covered by Mike McNeil, CTO of Balderdash and their Sails framework.



Sails makes it easy to build custom, enterprise-grade Node.js apps. It is designed to resemble the MVC architecture from frameworks like Ruby on Rails, but with support for the more modern, data-oriented style of web app development. It's especially good for building realtime features like chat.


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Here's a preview of the talk if you're interested.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fernando's presentation was great.

    February 28, 2013

  • James W.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the Razorfish office!

    February 25, 2013

  • Brian P.

    My boss asked me to be in California. Sorry guys, I really do want to attend...

    February 19, 2013

  • Fernando

    Hey all,

    We'll have a location set by this week. Just know it will be definitely be downtown.

    February 17, 2013

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