This course is a collection of resources designed to introduce you to Backbone, a common organizational library for front-end web applications.
By the end of this course, you’ll know how to write well organized web applications using the Backbone framework. You’ll also make use of the Local Storage API or a service like Firebase to support persistent data storage across user sessions.
Why Take This Course? There are two reasons this course will help you. First, having experience with a popular organizational library or framework will significantly boost your skill set in the eyes of future employers.
Second, this course requires you to read external resources and practice learning on your own. Researching and learning new technologies is a critical skill for all Front-End Web Developers. This course will help you put those skills into practice.
These resources will also:
* provide a high-level view of Backbone, what it provides, and how to organize applications with it
* demonstrate how to build an app, (chunk by chunk) from simple to more complicated
* take you step-by-step through the creation of moderately complex sample apps
This course is composed of blog posts, articles, and documentation pages we've curated to get you started with Backbone.
### Getting Started
Using this first resource you’ll get an overview of the Backbone framework and the various components that make it up.
### Building a Simple Backbone App
You’ll follow a short tutorial to build a simple Backbone application that dynamically calculates a shopping cart total.
### Hello Backbone
This resource will walk you through a number of Backbone examples that get progressively more difficult. Get these examples up and running within your own environment and then add functionality and experiment with them!
### Diving Deeper with Backbone
You’ll read through a portion of Addy Osmani’s book, Backbone Fundamentals, to gain a deeper understanding of how Backbone helps you create highly organize web applications.
### Building a Todo Application from Scratch
You’ll take everything you’ve learned thus far and put those skills into practice as you develop a todo list application.
### Real-time Data with Firebase
You’ll learn how to use Firebase within a Backbone application, providing real-time, persistent, data storage.
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