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Nick Gauthier on Backbone.js

  • Mar 23, 2011 · 7:00 PM
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This month brings us Nick Gauthier from 410 Labs, who will present on using Bakcbone.js.

Using Backbone.js - Many of us use javascript as the icing on our web application cake, but what happens when you want to make the entire cake out of icing? Chaining ajax calls to manipulate the dom gets hairy fast. BackboneJS is an event-driven javascript MVC framework that helps you lay the foundation of your application that can sustain long-term development. In this presentation, we'll focus on introducing the audience to backbone and showing how it can be used with a RESTful JSON API.

Nick Gauthier is a developer at 410 Labs, working on, which is built with backbone. Nick is a seasoned Rails developer diving head first into the world of javascript web applications.

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  • Shea Frederick (.

    Awesome job by Nick - made me want to use Backbone.js on a project.

    March 25, 2011

  • Jason G.

    The presentation was great. I've got a good idea now of what backbone is. I'd like to use it on my own projects. The presentation could be improved somewhat by having a diagram showing the relationships between the models, views, controller, collections, and server. It was hard to understand until the presentation was over how everything would fit together.

    March 24, 2011

  • Kyle F.

    Great talk by Nick!

    March 24, 2011

  • Nick G.

    Thanks for the link rektide (link was ). That's a nice introduction to backbone.

    I'm going to do more of an in-depth example. I'd highly recommend all attendees read that article. Shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to get the idea. That way we don't have to dwell on the basics and we can get to the good stuff.


    p.s. if you have any ideas or suggestions or specific situations to be covered, email me [masked]

    March 17, 2011

  • Matt F.

    @raganwald just linked @n_time's three part backbone introduction:

    been reading through, it's good coverage.

    February 17, 2011

  • Matt F.

    great idea for a talk! backbone is super slick. i'd started a one night code kata to teach myself backbone back in early December and was most of the way through. unfortunately, the Google Feeds V2.0 API I was using was discontinued, stalling the project. i really hope one day to come back to it. i've gotten a little more use out of Backbone since, and it's clean & simple event based model is "the way it should be" as far as I'm concerned.

    February 16, 2011

  • Shea Frederick (.

    This one also looks like it will happen soon - likely at out March meetup. Post more topics you want covered, and vote for the ones you like! Thanks!

    January 24, 2011

  • Shea Frederick (.

    Looking for developers with experience using Backbone.js - please post here or contact me through meetup.

    January 19, 2011

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