[Noisebridge WebDev] Frontend Web Development, Monday 8pm: Backbone.js

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Sun Oct 27 20:31:35 UTC 2013

We'll learn about the basics of Backbone.js (http://backbonejs.org/), one
of the simplest Model-Collection-View libraries available for the
front-end. Libraries such as these make it easier to manage data-rich views
by keeping everything in sync with each other, and with data in the

There is a lot of preparation to do for this class. Please do this before
coming, or try to do this all starting at 7:30:
* Install RVM (https://rvm.io/) if you're using OS X or Linux, or Ruby
1.9.3-p448 via RubyInstaller for Windows (http://rubyinstaller.org/)
* Install Git (http://git-scm.com/). Those on Windows should install Git
for Windows (http://msysgit.github.com/) instead (all default options are
* Install MySQL Community Server (http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/).
For OS X, get the DMG version. For Linux, consider installing it from your
app manager of choice.
* Go to https://github.com/jeffreyatw/jeffreyandanna and fork the
repository (button in the upper right).
* Clone your own repository:
  git clone https://github.com/<your username>/jeffreyandanna.git
* On OS X, you might need to install Command Line Tools:
  xcode-select --install
* On Linux, install GCC.
* cd into the new jeffreyandanna directory and run:
  gem install bundler; bundle install; rake db:migrate

If you can't make it to this week's lecture, you can watch a live video
stream of the class. Join this Google+ Event to be notified of when to hop
on (you don't have to be a Google+ member):
This video stream will also be available to watch after the class is

This is the last class in the series. I'm starting from scratch in two
weeks. Thanks for joining me!

--- The usual details follow ---

Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This weekly
lecture series, taught by Jeffrey Carl Faden, is aimed at complete
beginners who are interested in making websites, as well as seasoned
professionals looking to brush up on the latest and greatest.

Frontend web development is all about making code that runs in the browser
(versus code that runs on the server). There isn't a big focus on web
design (creating wireframes and mockups), but we do cover best practices
for turning these designs into beautiful code.

The class starts on Monday at 8pm, and goes until 10pm! Plan to arrive
EARLY, as the class has been filling up very fast. We will have a setup
period starting at 7:30pm. Please come early so you can follow along with
all the prerequisites.

This class does go in a series, but the series can last up to half a year.
Don't let it discourage you if you're starting from the middle - attend
recaps and labs and you should be able to catch up!

This class and the space in which it's taught are entirely free to attend.
Please bring a laptop. Read all of the details here:

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