Past Meetup

Jasmine Testing for Models and Views + Directory structure on modularized apps

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680 Folsom St, 12th floor, Market Street conf room · San Francisco, CA

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Go up to 12th floor, it is right across from the glass door.


Hi all!

Our next Meetup is scheduled to be on November 13th. We will have a 20-min lightning talk and a 40-min talk. Our sponsor, Avenue Code will provide food and drinks for us!

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5:30 - 5:50pm: mingle and food

5:50 - 6:00pm: announcements

6:00 - 6:20pm: David Beck - Modularized Backbone Apps Part 2: Directory Structure

6:20 - 7:00pm: Brenda Jin - Jasmine Testing for Backbone.js Models and Views

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Lightning Talk:

Modularized Backbone Apps Part 2: Directory Structure

By David Beck

In this session we'll take a look at how to achieve a modular directory structure in your Backbone applications and how to share UI components between applications.

David is CTO at Rotunda Software and is passionate about dividing the front end into encapsulated, reusable packages, via development of tools such as cartero (, backbone.subviews, and backbone.courier. You can follow him on Twitter at @davegbeck (

Main Talk:

Jasmine Testing for Backbone.js Models and Views

By Brenda Jin

This session will cover a breakdown of how to approach Jasmine testing for Backbone.js Models and Views, how Jasmine testing works with instantiating new Models and Views, and how to trigger and test custom events and their callbacks.

Brenda Jin is a Senior UI Developer at working on Tablet Optimization. Her approach to software development focuses on the Developer User and the creation of scalable, maintainable, and deprecatable APIs. When she is not in front of a computer, she likes to lift weights, ride bikes, and compose music in her free time. You can follow here on Twitter at @cyberneticlove (

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