BackboneJS with Webpack: A lesson in optimization

Brandon Klimek BackboneJS, JavaScript, Microservices, Technology Snapshot 2 Comments

Developing a large BackboneJS application presents a unique design problem. As developers, we like to organize our code so it is understandable, logical, and predictable. However, doing so can cause performance issues on the client side. In this blog I will discuss a handy tool I like to use for this purpose: Webpack. I’ll show it in action, how to use …

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Becoming a Better Full-Stack Developer: Switching from Back to Front

Chris Shatrov BackboneJS, HTML5, JavaScript, Technology Snapshot 3 Comments

After getting my degree, I was hired as a back-end developer at one of the largest corporations in Kansas City. I was able to gain good experience working for this company. However, after a certain time, it started to feel like I worked as a factory conveyor, doing redundant tasks without the possibility to expand my knowledgebase. The longer I …

Choosing JavaScript Framework

Choosing a JavaScript Framework [Infographic]

Keyhole Software AngularJS, BackboneJS, JavaScript Leave a Comment

In this week’s blog, we’d like to present to you an informative infographic that compares some of the aspects of AngularJS, Backbone.js and Ember. Sometimes half the battle is determining which JavaScript frameworks are the best fit for the specific needs of your single-page application. These are three technologies that we at Keyhole have quite a bit of experience with …

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Boilerplate Template for Node.js and Backbone Using Gulp and Browserify

Justin Graber BackboneJS, JavaScript, Node.js, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

I’ve been working with Node.js and Backbone for a little over a year now and recently started a new side project in my spare time. Every time I start a project from the ground up, I have to sit down and think about things I probably haven’t in a while. For example, what’s the best way to organize my code, …

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Introduction to the Backbone Query API

Matt McCandless BackboneJS, JavaScript, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

As a relatively “new” user of Backbone.js, I looked at different JSON querying tools that existed. At the time I was still struggling with using JSON as the data source and wrapping my head around the process for querying the data set that was contained in a large string. Coming from a Java and strong PL/SQL background in Oracle, I …