Backbone Baby!

Yep.. Backbone is next... 

This time we're gonna have 2 lectures about backbone -

The first one, by Shai, is intended for newcomers, and includes topics like - Single Page Applications, Backbone's architecture overview, Models, Collections and Views.

The second one, by Oren, is more advanced and will cover the javascript mvc architecture considerations and journey of an open source backbone.js app - Echoes Player (http://echotu.be) - an alternative UI for youtube.

The video recording for the lecture is sponsored by Tikal, Thanks Tikal! :)

 

Schedule

 

18:15 - Saying "Heyy.. I know you..." to people you know

18:30 - 19:40 - Introduction to Backbone.js, the spagetti-code buster - Shai Mesisterano

- Break -

19:50 - 20:50 - Backbone.js Architecture Concept - The Showcase of "Echoes Media Player"Oren Farhi

20:50 - Raffle of free Webstorm Licenses

 

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  • Shlomi F.

    Our company is looking for fullstack developers with experience in developing web applications using Backbone or Angular.

    Follow this link for more info: https://www.smore.com/1yhs-looking-for-a-web-developer

    1 · December 26, 2013

  • Shai R.

    Here are the links to the videos from the meetup -

    Intro to backbone -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZrGScrkXUw

    Backbone Architecture -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QQkpI0UEFY

    Wanted to say thanks again to Shai and Oren for putting the effort and בםצןמע to share their knowledge, and to Tikal for the help with the video sponsoring, so people who missed it could also watch it.

    See ya next time,
    Shai

    2 · June 30, 2013

    • Tom A.

      Awesome. Backbone is such a great piece of software, the more I get to know it the more I realize its power.

      June 30, 2013

  • Yaron S.

    Oren: only in the spirit of giving useful feedback :-)
    I think you needed a whole session for yourself because I think a lot of the knowledge you have to impart didn't come through in the time you had available and it was more of an overview rather then details. Also, your slides were not ideal for such a big room with often bad contrast between text and background and too-small print.

    1 · June 17, 2013

    • Oren F.

      thanks for the feedback :)

      June 30, 2013

  • anat l

    can I get a link of the video?

    June 27, 2013

  • Nativ

    Where can I find the link for the video?

    June 23, 2013

  • Shai R.

    First of all I'd like to thank everyone for coming and participating in today's meetup, and giving your valuable feedback (in person and here) so we can improve and learn for future meetups. Second, I want to thank Oren And Shai for investing their time in preparing and giving their lectures today, and to Tikal for giving others the chance to see it later on Video.

    And congrats to Guy, Tamir & Jonathan for their new shiny WS :)

    I'm not a backbone dude, so I was coming to learn new stuff too, and these are my logistic lessons from today -

    1. I agree that dividing meetups into beginner / advanced is a good idea, and I think it would be good to emphasize the target audience in the meetup title.

    2. Making sure colors and sizes are compatible with the projector (In the video it looks good, but as an audience I can't read anything)

    I would love to hear more about what you think could improve a lecture and the speaker (more code? more examples? more room for questions? etc...)

    Thanks!

    3 · June 17, 2013

    • Orr S.

      Those are very good and constructive comments. +1

      June 17, 2013

    • Shai R.

      Thanks a lot Rafael! very good comments and tips!

      June 18, 2013

  • Guy B.

    video recordings?

    June 16, 2013

    • Yair T.

      Where were you?!

      June 17, 2013

    • Guy B.

      Unfortunately I couldn't come... So what u think is better? Angular or backbone?

      June 18, 2013

  • Dimitri F.

    First, some shameless self-promotion:
    Let's change the world from the bottom-up: http://revolution.io
    I'm looking for a talented Javascript developer and then a graphic/interaction designer to help me improve http://pat.io

    Now, some quick feedback on last night's meetup:
    Usually I find it's better to do practical presentations (with people coding along) in smaller groups, like in a workshop. So I think the first part should have focused more on the principles behind MVC in Javascript, comparing Backbone vs other options, discussing use cases, etc. and then another meetup could be organized for hands-on code experimenting and learning, maybe even requesting a little payment.
    That being said, I applaud the effort and thought it was pretty good!

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Gail S.

    Great meetup! Oren Farhi just gets better and better.

    2 · June 17, 2013

  • Benjamin M.

    Can you please share the the video links for those who couldnt attend thanks

    June 17, 2013

    • Shai R.

      The Videos will take few weeks to edit, I'll post the links once they are ready

      1 · June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Who's the Ingress agent that couldn't resist?

    June 16, 2013

    • Jonathan S.

      It was me.. Sitting on top of a newly claimed portal with a heatsink, I had to hack it once in a while , You'd have done the same if your scanner wasn't dead ;-)

      June 17, 2013

  • Igor B.

    flabbily

    June 17, 2013

  • Benny H.

    This and other subjects should be divided between beginners and advanced audience.

    The groups would then be smaller and the session more focused.

    Backbone and mvc for that matter is a huge and central topic in JavaScript. You can't accomplish too much with this evening format.

    An introduction for beginners is a session on its own. Other sessions should be more advanced, for instance, to borrow from tonight meetup: "different data sources (e.g. local storage) for models and how to override the rest-ful API that backbone provides out of the box".

    The slides in the 2nd part were hardly legible. Presenter must prepare slides with fewer and larger objects.

    2 · June 16, 2013

  • Gil T.

    First part was very light, second part was too architecture oriented , I would prefer understanding deeper features and how to implement backbone

    2 · June 16, 2013

  • Nadav A.

    It was for beginners and I was expecting more depth.

    6 · June 16, 2013

  • Nativ

    Urgent doc. appointment, sorry for the late notice.

    June 16, 2013

  • Tal Ofer R.

    Sorry guys, crisis at work, won't be able to make it. Have a great meetup!

    June 16, 2013

  • Oren F.

    hi all.
    if you have any challenges you've encountered with backbone (questions of how to? what to do when...?)
    Please write here or prepare it for the questions part.

    June 15, 2013

    • Tom A.

      I agree with Nadav and would to add - recommend solutions for data binding

      June 15, 2013

    • Uri L.

      Working with backbone on server side (ie NodeJS) and working with backbone and RESTful web services.

      1 · June 16, 2013

  • Alex D.

    Hey, question:
    Are you going to film the lectures?

    June 11, 2013

  • Ariel w.

    Backbone

    June 14, 2013

  • Shai R.

    Good news guys, Tikal has become the video sponsor for this meetup, so we will have these lectures recorded as well, You can thank Tikal!

    4 · June 11, 2013

  • Alex

    Cool

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Boris D.

    Rails dev

    June 10, 2013

  • anat l

    יש!

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Amir A.

    ההרצאה בעברית או באנגלית?

    June 3, 2013

    • שי מ.

      גם שלי בעברית.

      1 · June 4, 2013

    • Amir A.

      Ok, No American developers for you too, come back one year ! :)

      June 4, 2013

  • Guy B.

    abandoning angular shai? :)

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Shai R.

      Not even if Misko Hevery himself slaps my face... :)
      but I'm sure there is a lot to learn from what other frameworks are doing, and it's even better when you have two speakers like these!

      1 · June 4, 2013

  • Kruvi t.

    cant wait!

    2 · June 3, 2013

  • Oren F.

    ההרצאה שלי בעברית

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • שי מ.

    Yeah baby yeah!

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Ariel w.

    Backbone

    June 3, 2013

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