The basics of Backbone.js

I’ve been learning my way around Backbone quite a bit lately. It’s definitely a powerful library that can do some pretty cool things—enable you to change the layout of the page without having to make a server call, for example. Like most cool and powerful libraries, though, it can be difficult to wrap your head […]

Overview of a full-stack javaScript site, part 2

Yesterday I detailed the code we’ll be using on our Portland Code School group project to interact with the server and the database. Today we’ll look at the libraries we’ll be using on the client side to make everything work smoothly. Client-side code is becoming more and more important as sites try to improve load […]

Overview of a full-stack Javascript site, part 1

So, capstone projects have started at Portland Code School. Our task is to figure out a web app we want to build, and then to build it. We have to include client-side, server-side, and database code—the whole nine yards. We’ve got a pretty good idea of what we’ll be building in my group, but it’s […]

Of Callbacks and Onions

I already mentioned that we’re going through LearnYouNode at PCS. The problems have been pretty good by and large, butone of them stands out for the time it took me to wrap my head around it: number six, titled Make It Modular. The problem is based on a previous problem, in which you have to […]