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Mastering Backbone.js

By : Abiee Echamea, Abiee Echamea
Book Image

Mastering Backbone.js

By: Abiee Echamea, Abiee Echamea

Overview of this book

Backbone.js is a popular library to build single page applications used by many start-ups around the world because of its flexibility, robustness and simplicity. It allows you to bring your own tools and libraries to make amazing webapps with your own rules. However, due to its flexibility it is not always easy to create scalable applications with it. By learning the best practices and project organization you will be able to create maintainable and scalable web applications with Backbone.js. With this book you will start right from organizing your Backbone.js application to learn where to put each module and how to wire them. From organizing your code in a logical and physical way, you will go on to delimit view responsibilities and work with complex layouts. Synchronizing models in a two-way binding can be difficult and with sub resources attached it can be even worse. The next chapter will explain strategies for how to deal with these models. The following chapters will help you to manage module dependencies on your projects, explore strategies to upload files to a RESTful API and store information directly in the browser for using it with Backbone.js. After testing your application, you are ready to deploy it to your production environment. The final chapter will cover different flavors of authorization. The Backbone.js library can be difficult to master, but in this book you will get the necessary skill set to create applications with it, and you will be able to use any other library you want in your stack.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Mastering Backbone.js
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Chapter 8. Testing Backbone Applications

It does not matter if you are an experienced programmer, it's very normal that you will commit mistakes in your code at some point in time. Nobody is perfect and errors happen all the time in software development. Your work as a developer is to minimize the number of defects that are in your software.

Errors can occur from different sources; an unexpected input, an error that is not handled properly, a change in a third-party plugin, a memory issue, and so on. Your code should be prepared to deal with these kind of things.

In the software industry, the rule of thumb is to always test your code. When you test your applications, the final product has a better quality as many defects have been detected and corrected before the users notice it.

Tests are not just undertaken to prevent bugs in the software. The following is a list of benefits that you get when you do the testing:

  • Improves end-product quality

  • Makes you confident with your application

  • Allows you...