17 Aug' 15

Add Structure to Your Codes and Simplify App Design with Backbone.js

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Planning to opt for Java to script your web application development but getting lost in that mind-boggling range of frameworks? Given its high popularity quotient, using JavaScript code with the Backbone.js Model seems to be a great idea. After all, hundreds of popular web apps including the biggies in every sector, be it real estate, e-commerce, media or the digital content, are all using BackBone.js. As on June 1, 2015, nearly 192 thousand live websites including Airbnb, Pinterest, Foursquare, Groupon, USA Today and WordPress.com have been reported to be using Backbone.js. No wonder, savvy designers around the world opt for this solution when it comes to building sleek yet data-rich web apps.

What Is The Big Deal?

Offers a Structured Approach to JavaScript Apps: As the name suggests, this JavaScript library makes up the backbone of today’s content-heavy applications, which are high on multiple screen transition effects, numerous screen sessions etc. From facilitating online payment transactions to allowing you to view web television, these new age apps are created to facilitate multi-tasking for today’s always-on-the-go users. Developers often feel the need for using some supplementary products outside JavaScript to make their applications work faster and more efficiently. Equipped with a JavaScript Object Notation (jSON) interface and based on the model–view–presenter (MVP) application design paradigm, Backbone.js provides a strong super-structure to hold data and other elements of a site together, facilitating an impeccable organization and better synchronization.

Facilitates Great UI Development: Backbone can be effectively used for both multi-page and single-page app development. However, its features and functionalities are more suitable for the development of single-page apps (SPA). These web applications are designed to fit in a single page and offer a fluid user experience, similar to that of native-apps (the apps that reside in your desktop location), subsequently necessitating the creation of a great user interface (UI). Now Backbone’s MVP architecture helps developers to wield better control over data display, thereby helping developers in their UI creation efforts.

Facilitates Multi-Lingual Capabilities: Backbone.js boasts RESTful jSON interface, which is known for its language and platform-agnostic capabilities. Thanks to its interchange format, JSON allows to integrate self-describing and easy to understand texts into myriad types of applications.

Backbone Lets You Be Creative: Backbone’s flexible framework allows developers to introduce new and unique patterns to site design. Trello, an online collaboration and project management app, that facilitates team-interaction through features such as Boards, Cards, Checklists and more, is a good case in point. The site successfully leverages Backbone Model and Views to display its unique features – for example Cards in a list.

backbone.js for trello

Organize everything with Trello!

Popular location-based social networking site, Foursquare, too, makes a statement in creativity, using this solution. Thanks to its foundation on Backbone Models, Foursquare’s core JavaScript API delivers a host of user experience enhancing features such as homepage maps and lists.

backbone.js for foursquare

Foursquare now comes complete with maps!

Do not get entangled in the labyrinth of codes. Keep it simple while developing a great-looking, high-performing web application – try Backbone.js for your future web app projects.

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Sougat Hajra

Global Delivery Manager

Sougat is the Global Delivery Manager with Code{UR}Idea. He is an expert with e-Commerce- development, deployment and design.

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