Introduction to BackboneJS

In this post, we will learn about BackboneJS.


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Now in this post, I will explain BackboneJS with appropriate example.

BackboneJS is a lightweight JavaScript library that allows to develop and structure the client side applications which run in a client web browser. It provide MVC framework which abstracts data into models, DOM into views and bind these two using various events.

Why one should use Backbone

Say you want a better design with less code, then it is good to use the BackboneJS library which provides good functionality, is well organized and in a structured manner for developing your application.

BackboneJS communicates via events; this ensures that you do not mess up the application. Your code will be cleaner,modular,nicer and easy to maintain.


Below are the features of BackboneJS.

  • BackboneJS makes developing of applications and the frontend in a much simpler way by using JavaScript functions.
  • BackboneJS provides several building blocks such as models, views, events, routers and collections for assembling the client side web applications.
  • When a model changes, it updates the HTML of your application.
  • BackboneJS is a simple library that helps in separating business and user interface logic.
  • It is free and open source library and contains over 90 available extensions.
  • It manages the data model which includes the user data and displays that data at the server side with the same format written at the client side.
  • BackboneJS has a soft dependency with jQuery and a hard dependency with Underscore.js.

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