Jeremy Ashkenas – Taking JavaScript Seriously with Backbone.js

More and more folks are bringing ever larger pieces of their web applications to the client side. You might begin to do it for raw speed, for a particular visualization, or for an “application-like” experience, but regardless of why you do it — you’re going to have to start taking your JavaScript seriously.
We’ll discuss how Backbone.js is aimed at the common patterns that JavaScript-heavy web applications rely on, how the pieces work together, and some of the design decisions that give Backbone its flavour.

Jeremy Ashkenas is a programmer-at-large. When not being itinerant, he works on the Interactive News team at the New York Times, and on He created the CoffeeScript programming language, Backbone.js and Underscore.js, among other open-source projects.



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