Backbone.js Turns 1.0 Today – Congratulations!

Congratulations to the developers of the Backbone.js model/view/presenter framework on their version 1.0 release today. See what we've been doing with Backbone.js recently...

It’s great to see technologies evolve and mature, particularly in the open source world, where it’s not uncommon to see version 0.x.y of a project in wide use, months or even years before version 1.0 is released. So it has been with Backbone.js, as JavaScript developers have leveraged Backbone’s model/view/presenter framework to build a huge number of applications over the past two and a half years.

So, congratulations, @jashkenas and everyone who has invested their effort in Backbone – it’s great to see it come to fruition!

Coincidentally, I picked up Backbone.js in earnest just last week; I’ve been building on Piotr Walczyszyn‘s Backbone.Force plugin, which implements a Backbone Model and Collection to pull data from via ForceTK and the REST API. The fact that it only took a few hours to extend Backbone.Force to support RemoteTK is a testament to both the quality of the Backbone framework and Piotr’s work. Check out my work in progress the new Mobile Pack on GitHub.

March 20, 2013

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Backbone.js Turns 1.0 Today – Congratulations!