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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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Process Management

Anytime you run a program in your computer, it can fail for many reasons: maybe a server that it depends on is turned off or, even worst, an unhandled exception can tear down the running process. That's terrible for production applications as you leave your users without the server until you notice that it is not working.

This is where the process manager comes in, you can run your code behind a process manager and it will ensure that the process is always running. If something fails and crashes the program, the process manager will reset the entire application automatically.

There are two popular process managers for Node: forever and pm2, both work in a similar way; however, pm2 seems to be more popular and provides more utility tools than ever. For this reason, we will use pm2 for the stack.

Ubuntu comes with an integrated process manager known as Upstart. You can use the operative system process manager; however, pm2 is focused on node applications, it allows you to run...