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Cleaning up Boilerplate Backbone Views

Casey Justus JavaScript Leave a Comment

“And you think you’re so clever and classless and free.” ― John Lennon One common complaint developers have with Backbone is the proliferation of repetitive boilerplate code. How many Backbone apps have a view like this declared over and over? This isn’t a problem inherent with Backbone, but a problem with developers writing repetitive boilerplate code. One possible solution is to …


Introducing Marionette-Require-Boilerplate for Your Single Page Application

Brett Jones HTML5, JavaScript, Technology Snapshot 1 Comment

Marionette-Require-Boilerplate (MRB) is a simple boilerplate I created to help get Single Page Applications off the ground with a small starter project. It incorporates a number of great tools and best practices to save time in the early stages of a project. MRB integrates such cutting edge libraries as Backbone, Marionette, Require, Grunt, Jasmine, Bootstrap, and jQuery Mobile, among others. These libraries work together to help you start your …

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Solution: Visually Inspect Backbone.js View/Templates + Application Logging Support

David Pitt HTML5, JavaScript, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

During the development of a fairly large JavaScript-based web application using Backbone.js, it became increasingly difficult manage the numerous View.js and Template.js files. Those familiar with Backbone MVC design approach have probably also encountered this. Best practice for an MVC user interface is to decompose it into many snippets made up of a controlling Backbone View, an HTML template, and a Model/List …