An Introduction to Backbone.js in WordPress

Let’s start writing cleaner, more responsive WordPress-based applications by using Backbone.js. If that sounds intimidating to you, then perhaps I should introduce our expert presenter, K.Adam White. This WordPress expert is hands-down one of the best presenters I’ve met who can take a complex idea and explain it in simple, easy-to-follow terms.

This session is an introduction to Backbone, a primer to help us all get going on the right foot. K.Adam will take us through the basics of Backbone – what it is, how it works, and how it is similar/different to other libraries like jQuery. By the time the session is over, you should know how to take an existing project (or start a new one) and integrate Backbone.js to either reduce code, improve performance, or both!

Join K.Adam as he takes us through the basics of Backbone (what it is, how to use it) and provides useful examples of how you can implement it.

Topics Covered

  • What is Backbone?
  • How does Backbone differ from jQuery?
  • Making Views and Models work together
  • Getting data to your models (bootstrapped vs AJAX)