A lightweight JavaScript library that allows to develop and structure client side applications that run in a web-browser. Backbone.js enforces that communication to the server should be done entirely through a RESTful API.

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First released 2010
Developed by Jeremy Ashkenas
Latest stable version Backbone.js v1
Open-source Yes
Used by, Walnut, Kanban Tool

Interesting facts

Backbone is an incredibly small library for the amount of functionality and structure it gives.


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