Backbone Tutorial: Learn Backbonejs from Scratch
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In this course, I'll take you on a step-by-step journey to learn Backbone from novice to ninja. You'll learn everything you need to know to build structured and maintainable real-world applications with Backbone.
You'll learn the basic building blocks of Backbone and what they are used for. Then, I'll show you a real-world example of an application built with Backbone and explain how those building blocks work together in action.
Once you get the big picture, we start learning Backbone in a practical, hands-on way from scratch. Lectures are short, concise and up to the point, without wasting your time. I hate courses that waste students' time (with too much rambling) and I've done my best to make sure I won't waste your time in this course!
Each section includes:
Once we cover the fundamentals of Backbone, then we'll cover unit testing and modularising the code. You'll learn the basics of RequireJS and Jasmine.
In the last section, we'll build an application with Backbone in an iterative way. With every iteration we enhance our app in a baby-step fashion. The before and after source code for each lecture is available for you to download to review or to complete on your own.
I've been a web developer since 2000. In the last section, I'll share with you lots of other tips on usability, productivity, clean coding, object-oriented programming, HTML, CSS, a little bit of security and many other things. These supplementary materials help you become a better web developer.
Throughout the course I touch on some popular web sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Four Square and Bitly and explain how you can make something like them with Backbone. So, by the end of this course, you'll have a good and in-depth understanding of Backbone and how to use it in building real-world applications.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
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How is This Course StructuredPreview
|Section 2: Getting Started|
We cover what Backbone is and what you can do with it. We also touch on MVC and Single Page Applications architectural styles.
We cover the basic building blocks of Backbone.js applications and what they are used for: Events, Models, Collections, View and Routers.
We see a real-world example of an application built with Backbone.js along with a quick technical analysis of its underlying architecture. You'll learn how various building blocks of Backbone can be used in a real-world scenario.
|Section 3: Models|
We cover how to get, set and remove attributes on Backbone Models.
We cover how to add validation to a Backbone Model and how to return error messages when a model is invalid.
We cover how you can extend existing models to create an inheritance hierarchy. We also cover how to override methods in the child model types as well as how to call into the methods in the base class
We cover how to synchronise Backbone Models with the server via RESTful API. You'll learn about the fetch, save and destroy methods in detail.
Models Cheat Sheet
|Section 4: Collections|
Working with Collections
Connecting to the Server
Collections Cheat Sheet
|Section 5: Views|
Passing Data to Views
Handling DOM Events
Handling Model Events
Handling Collection Events
Views Cheat Sheet
|Section 6: Events|
Binding and Triggering Custom Events
In this video, we cover how we can use event aggregators to develop loosely coupled applications. I'll demonstrate 2 real-world examples: FourSquare and bitly and how we could implement something like them with Backbone.
Events Cheat Sheet
|Section 7: Routers|
Single Page Applications Pros and Cons
Routers Cheat Sheet
|Section 8: Modularizing Backbone Applications|
|Section 9: Testing Backbone Applications|
Introduction to Jasmine
Jasmine Cheat Sheet
Testing Backbone Models
Testing Backbone Collections
Testing Backbone Views
|Section 10: Developing an App with Backbone|
Adding a New Todo Item
Toggling an Item
Deleting an Item
Connecting to the Server
Improving the Look and Feel
|Section 11: What's Next?|
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|Section 12: Appendix|
Troubleshooting Backbone Appllications
Moshfegh Hamedani is a passionate and creative software engineer with a strong focus on pragmatism and simplicity. He started programming at the age of seven on a Commodore 64. Later, during his high school years, he started learning C and C++ . In 2002, along with the first release of .NET, he shifted his focus to C#. Since then he has been involved in the design and implementation of numerous software projects, including modern web applications, mobile apps, desktop applications and frameworks.
Aside from his career as a software engineer, he truly enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. Since his early twenties, he has been teaching courses and running workshops on C#, ASP. NET, object-oriented programming and clean coding. He is author of 6 best-selling courses on Udemy and more will be coming soon.
Mosh has a Master of Science in Network Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering. He is also a Microsoft Certified Application Developer, Technology Specialist (Web Applications) and Professional.
Outside the software world, Mosh is a photographer, a pianist and a passionate Latin dancer.