Building Web Applications with Backbone

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Attendees will learn to utilize Backbone and apply consistent best-practice approaches to application development. At the completion of this course, students will be able to architect, design, and build a real-world Backbone application comprised of views backed by models and collections.

Is this class right for you?

This class is for moderately experienced JavaScript developers who are ready to build thin, powerful web applications using Backbone.js. If you’re comfortable writing web applications but new to Backbone - or familiar with Backbone and ready to build your first application - this class is ideal for you.

It would also be a good idea for you to feel comfortable with the concepts found in our Programming with JavaScript and JavaScript Best Practices classes.


Using real-life examples, attendees will learn to develop applications with a balance of flexibility and structure. In addition to the basics, this training will dive into advanced topics encompassing the latest browser technology such as local storage and routing with the HTML5 History API.

In this two-day course, we’ll cover:

  • When to use Backbone
  • Model-View-Controller Architecture
  • Backbone Events
  • Backbone Models
  • Backbone Collections
  • Backbone Views
  • Backbone Router
  • History Management
  • Best Practices for Architecting and Structuring Backbone Applications
  • Playing Nice with Third-party APIs (such as GitHub)


April 21 - 22, 2014 9:30 - 5:00pm
At the Bocoup Loft in Boston, MA
Taught by Bob Holt
  • $1,764
July 7 - 8, 2014 9:30 - 5:00pm
At The New York Times Building in New York, NY
Taught by Irene Ros
  • $1,764


Here's what you'll need to get ready for your Bocoup Training experience:

  • ✓ Laptop with WiFi and a power cord.
  • ✓ Admin privileges on your machine.
  • ✓ Your favorite code editor.
  • ✓ A modern browser.

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