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"im currently sheding tears of joy while reading your book... #AMAZING" - @Lunatikzx
If every feature of every app had to be built form the ground up, you would never deliver anything of real value. You don't write an operating system every time you need a web site, do you?! Of course not! You're building systems on top of systems, using libraries and frameworks that do the plumbing and provide the foundation for the things you need. But even with libraries like Backbone, there is still a lot of boilerplate and re-inventing the wheel across applications. It shouldn't be this way, and it doesn't need to be.
This book will teach you the how and why of building plugins for Backbone. It provides first hand lessons learned, best practices, and patterns for creating flexible add-ons and framework components. And it's all based on real-world experience - both success and failure - from working with Backbone on dozens of projects, and building plugins and frameworks on top of it.
"I love your concise, straight to the point style, a nice contrast to many long waved books out there." - Dimitry Z.
I built MarionetteJS (Backbone.Marionette) from my experience with Backbone projects of all sizes. I've also built more than a handful of other Backbone related tools, plugins and add-ons, including Backbone.Picky, Backbone.ModelBinding, Backbone.Syphon, and many that were built for a specific client project. I've seen what success looks like and I've seen failure... horrible, failure. But the failure proved invaluable in learning what patterns and practices should be avoided - like showing me some of the scenarios where ideas like "convention over configuration" fall apart.
"can't wait to glean some insight into your unique style of plugin authorship" - @tbranyen
I've suffered through the pain of trial and error, learning lessons the hard way. You shouldn't have to. This book distills my pain, my success and my knowledge of building plugins for Backbone in to something that is easy to understand and applicable to your applications. I've broken down the principles, patterns and practices in to simple and immediately usable patterns and plugin examples with each chapter containing a condensed list of lessons learned.
But don't take my word for it:
"It was the perfect read given that I was using backbone in a a unstructured manner leaving many design paradigms in the dust. The book is a great guide on how to transition from a mediocre backbone web developer to a full-fledged software engineer with backbone under their tool belt." - Peter Tseng
You will be a better developer when you're finished reading this and working through the code for yourself.
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"read latest release by the lake on vaca. forget trashy romance novels, this is the next exciting beach read. #ImANerd" - @mindpivot
"LOVE IT" - @sheldonj1983
"Whoa! @derickbailey wrote a book. Bought. Can't wait to start digging in :)" - @eee_c
"AWESOME!" - @wbingham
"that [old] cover makes the pins in my knee hurt :D" - @scottpu
"I just bought [this] book. Go ahead and buy your copy right now!" - @juanghurtado
"Just bought this. I suggest you do to.... #marionettejs #backbonejs" - @garethadavies
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