Require.js with a side of Backbone by Joe Fleming
@UAT Main Auditorium Downstairs June 4th, 2013. 6:30-8:30. Pizza Provided.
to code organization, and it has the added bonus of speeding up your site. Yet, many people still don't
know what it is, how it's useful or why they should care to learn it. The goal of this presentation is
to change that by showing you how to use Require.js, one of the most popular AMD libraries. In this
presention, I'll walk through the use of Require.js with Backbone.js, as well as how to use r.js
(Require's compilation tool) to produce fast loading, production-ready code. While the focus of the
talk isn't on Backbone, I will be covering some of its concepts to make sure everyone understands what
is going on. And there will be a healthy dose of live coding, so you'll get to see it all in action.
As an added bonus, I'll also be showing off Bower (http://bower.io/) and Grunt (http://gruntjs.com/) as
libraries like jQuery (and many plugins), Bootstrap, modernizr, normalize, Angular, Backbone, Underscore
and many, _many_ others (over 2000 packages in the repo currently). Grunt is a tool for automating your
minifiying, compiling and testing your code a snap. These simple tools will make your web development
so much easier and are worth the price of admission on their own!