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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 9. Deploying to Production

You have built a great project: it is modularized, has tests, has been automatized to do common tasks, and finally you have built a production version with Gulp; however, now how do you deploy to a production server?

This chapter examines what to do with the production version of your project. Here, you will see how to run your node server and frontend assets in a production environment.

There are many choices to run your project in production mode; you can deploy on a bare metal server, use a virtual machine, on a shared host such as DigitalOcean or RackSpace, or maybe just deploy it to a PaaS (Platform as a service) service such as Heroku.

In the following section, we will see how to deploy to an Heroku instance, this is the easiest way to make a deployment as you don't have to worry about the server details and you can manage all the configurations in a single configuration file.

If you already have your own infrastructure or simply prefer to work with server...