Monday, Sep 16, 2013
Several people have asked me recently for resources to help them get started with Backbone.js. Instead of forwarding the same email again and again, I figured I’d put a post up that I can point people to with some articles that I found really helpful for developing my understanding about the Backbone library. Your mileage may vary with some of these, but give them a shot and see what happens
The second is actually a 3 part series of articles on Tech.pro. Part 1 goes through some of the supporting constructors in the backbone library. The section on Backbone Events in particular explained a lot of things to me that I was doing even though I didn’t really understand why. Part 2 focuses on the main parts of the library that you’ll be using—Models, Collections, and Views. Part 3 hasn’t been released yet, but will deal with all the aspects of syncing your models and collections back to a REST API on your server. The whole series is turning into a very helpful and thorough analysis of how backbone works.
If there were only two things I could recommend it would be those two. If you need more, here are some other articles I’ve noted:
- Explaining the whole concept of a view and discussing what it should be responsible for (from the same person that wrote the walkthrough I listed first).
And obviously, to wrap it all up, there’s Addy Osmani’s Developing Backbone.js Applications book. There aren’t many people better equipped to explain everything than him.
I try to keep most of my backbone-related links on my Pinboard up to date with what I’m reading and find interesting. You can check there for even more resources.