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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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Testing tools

A testing tool can be a library or framework that helps you to write tests for your applications and evaluate the results. Under testing tools, you can find the following:

  • Testing libraries: This gives you a hook and functions to describe tests

  • Assertion libraries: This gives you functions to make expectations

  • Test runners: This discovers and runs your tests

  • Test coverage: This tells you which parts of your code are tested and which are not

  • Test reports: This makes reports in different formats such as HTML and JSON

  • Mocking, stubbing, faking tools: These give you ways to make fake objects with predictable behavior

  • Module mocking: This replaces a required module with a fake module and is useful to isolate modules

  • Stress tools: This makes many requests to the applications in order to see how it behaves in high demand circumstances

  • Browser testing: This emulates a user making inputs in the application as a whole

Explaining and showing how all these tools work is out of scope of...