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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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Production environment

If you have a bare metal server or want to work with virtual servers, such as DigitalOcean or Rackspace, you can create your own production environment. In this section, you will see how to make it possible.

It doesn't matter what the case is as the way you configure a production environment on these kind of servers are the same. However, keep in mind that the production environment that you will see here is for simple web applications.

If you have an application with high traffic, you can start from here; however, the server architecture should have a sophisticated organization. The details on how to scale your deployments are out of the scope of this book.

For the server, I will use the Ubuntu server as it is the easiest and the most popular choice to deploy application. If you are familiar with other distributions such as CentOS, you can use it; however, the instructions are not the same.

The following diagram shows you a typical configuration for a Node server in the...