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Building Backbone Plugins now available

June 18, 2014

Happy Birthday today to Sir Paul McCartney. Excellent musicians can get a knighthood; wouldn't it be great if they started knighting excellent programmers too?

While you're waiting, kick up your front-end web game with Building Backbone Plugins and clean out that spaghetti-code JavaScript today. Now available at

Building Backbone Plugins

Stop building apps with broken, boilerplate JavaScript. Master the art of extending and scaling Backbone.js by creating the add-ons, plug-ins, and abstractions that you need for your application.

With Building Backbone Plugins, you will:

  • Learn dozens of time-saving secrets
  • Build apps that can handle massive growth
  • Say goodbye to spaghetti-code solutions
  • Make better architecture decisions
  • Write maintainable, problem-free JavaScript
  • and more!

All with the goal of becoming a more productive developer, delivering high value web apps in record time. This book will teach you not only the "how" of building abstractions and add-ons, but also the "why," "when," and "where" of extending Backbone.js properly.

Written with years of experience in building dozens of large-scale applications for a wide variety of clients and web sites, this book delivers everything you need to master Single Page Application development with Backbone.js.

This book was written and produced entirely by the authors. We are proud to be distributing it.

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Upcoming Author Appearances

  • 2014-06-19 Seb Rose, Test Automation Day, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2014-06-19 Paolo Perrotta, RuLu, Lyon, France
  • 2014-06-29 Rachel Davies, SPA2014, London, UK
  • 2014-07-01 Portia Tung, BCS SPA London, UK
  • 2014-07-02 Johanna Rothman, Webinar
  • 2014-07-03 Portia Tung, Darefest London, UK
  • 2014-07-05 Maik Schmidt, MakerFaire Hannover (Germany)
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