Getting Started with BackBoneJS

Here is a short tutorial on how to get started with Backbone.js:

  1. Set up the project:

Create a new directory for your project and initialize it with npm:

csharpCopy codenpm init
  1. Install Backbone.js:

Install Backbone.js and its dependencies using npm:

Copy codenpm install backbone jquery underscore
  1. Create a Backbone Model:

Create a file named model.js and define a Backbone Model:

javascriptCopy codevar Backbone = require("backbone");

var Model = Backbone.Model.extend({
  defaults: {
    title: "",
    completed: false

module.exports = Model;

This model represents a simple to-do item, with a title and a completion status.

  1. Create a Backbone Collection:

Create a file named collection.js and define a Backbone Collection:

javascriptCopy codevar Backbone = require("backbone");
var Model = require("./model");

var Collection = Backbone.Collection.extend({
  model: Model

module.exports = Collection;

This collection will store a list of to-do items.

  1. Create a Backbone View:

Create a file named view.js and define a Backbone View:

javascriptCopy codevar Backbone = require("backbone");
var Collection = require("./collection");

var View = Backbone.View.extend({
  el: "#todo-list",

  initialize: function() {
    this.collection = new Collection();

  render: function() {
    this.collection.each(function(model) {
      this.$el.append("<li>" + model.get("title") + "</li>");
    }, this);

module.exports = View;

This view will display a list of to-do items in the element with the ID todo-list.

  1. Create the HTML page:

Create an HTML page named index.html with the following content:

htmlCopy code<!DOCTYPE html>
    <script src="node_modules/jquery/dist/jquery.js"></script>
    <script src="node_modules/underscore/underscore.js"></script>
    <script src="node_modules/backbone/backbone.js"></script>
    <script src="./model.js"></script>
    <script src="./collection.js"></script>
    <script src="./view.js"></script>
    <ul id="todo-list"></ul>
      var view = new View();
  1. Start a local web server:

Use a local web server to serve the HTML page. One option is to use the http-server npm package:

Copy codenpm install http-server -g

Open your browser and navigate to `http://localhost:8080

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