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Backbone.js Patterns and Best Practices

By : Swarnendu De
Book Image

Backbone.js Patterns and Best Practices

By: Swarnendu De

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Backbone.js Patterns and Best Practices
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Precompiling Templates on the Server Side

Working with templates

Templates are an integral part of Backbone application development. With Backbone, Underscore.js comes up with its inbuilt micro template engine, though we can use other popular template engines such as Handlebars, Mustache, or Jade too. In the following section, we will cover some interesting patterns with templates that will help you to manage the templates in large applications and enhance their performance.

Storing templates in an HTML file

In the simplest of cases, we store templates in two ways; we either directly add them inline within the view as a view property or add them inside the script tag in the index.html file. We have already seen the former case in the previous example. Let's see the second option:

<script type="text/template" id="tpl_user_details">
  <h3> <%= name %> </h3>
  <p><%= about %></p>

Here we just place the template string inside a script tag and give it a type text/template so that...