BackboneJS - Overview
History − BackboneJS was developed by Jeremy Ashkenas and was initially released on October 13th, 2010.
When to use Backbone
add or replace DOM elements to the application or
make some requests or
show animation in the application or
add more number of lines to your code,
then your application might become complicated.
If you want a better design with less code, then it is better to use the BackboneJS library that 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, nicer and easy to maintain.
The following are a list of features of BackboneJS −
BackboneJS provides various building blocks such as models, views, events, routers and collections for assembling the client side web applications.
When a model changes, it automatically 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 100 available extensions.
It acts like a backbone for your project and helps to organize your code.
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.
It allows to create client side web applications or mobile applications in a wellstructured and an organized format.