Building Client Web Apps with Backbone.js

Web client applications keep getting better and better. For a developer this means more and more Javascript complexity. Eventually this can devolve into a tangled mess of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and JQuery. Backbone.js is an MVC Javascript framework that brings organization to the client side. This talk will provide an overview and gentle introduction to Backbone.js. We will cover the basics, look at some examples, and see what happens with PHP on the server.

Ken Harris is a senior PHP/C++ developer at in Milwaukee. He has an MS degree in computer science from UW-Milwaukee and 30 years of computing experience. His current work involves building webservices for Telkonet's energy management networks.

Additionally, Joel Clermont has returned and has a copy of Chris Hartjes' "Grumpy Programmer's Guide to Testable PHP Applications" ebook to raffle off!

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  • Chad Sikorra

    Good presentation, very informative. I was unaware such frameworks existed for javascript.

    March 14, 2012

  • Jeremy Dee

    Ken provided a great intro to backbone. A clear progression through its various components followed by a real-world PHP <-> Backbone app.

    March 14, 2012

  • Ryan Nanney

    I will definitely be playing with backbone a bit soon! Nice job on the presentation, the way the presenter handled a few of those questions was impressive. I'm looking forward to reviewing the presentation again.


    March 14, 2012

  • Joel Clermont

    I have a project in mind that I'm going to use as my Backbone test case. Good info.

    March 14, 2012

  • Joel Clermont

    Scott and I will be at Conejito's too.

    March 13, 2012

  • Art Jasso

    dinner @ Conejitos

    March 13, 2012

  • Curtis Allen Gibeaut Jr.

    Any Pre-Event Events?

    March 13, 2012

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