Our favourite tool jQuery isn´t helpful on that way. Backbone JS to the rescue! Backbone is a small open source and community driven framework for building structured client side web applications. Backbone has some nice data structuring capabilities, like wrapping your data in models with evented getter and setter functions. Or storing a bunch of models in a collection, which then can be sorted and manipulated in an object oriented manner. The talk will cover the basics of Backbone JS in conjunction with jQuery, how you can use it, how you set up a basic project and then will go deeper when aggregating data from different online services, manipulating and displaying them gracefully. The last part of the talk will be around the community, available plugins, 'on top' libraries like Backbone Marionette and applications that have already been build with Backbone, outlining what the best use cases for a backbone driven app are.
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