SkinnyGeek1010

No prob!
Also I forgot to add, a lot of people who are starting fresh with a larger app use a backbone powered framework like marionette or chaplin to reduce boilerplate, and I suspect a lot of big companies make their own internal framework.

I haven't used either of these but chaplin looks very nice to me
https://github.com/marionettejs/backbone.marionette
https://github.com/chaplinjs/chaplin

SkinnyGeek1010, over 4 years ago Reply in: JS Assessment

pineapple

Amazing, exactly what i was looking for, thanks.

pineapple, over 4 years ago Reply in: JS Assessment

SkinnyGeek1010

Hmmm not really, most vids are pretty dry. The big perk to backbone is that it fixes messy spaghetti jQuery and is very flexible so that you can integrate into existing projects or use it how you wish, from full apps like rdio to something as small as the calendar in Basecamp. It's still a major PITA to me though... maybe it's not as bad once you have everything setup and understand it fully.

To be honest for most normal sites, Rails and PJAX makes it really easy to build up while being fairly quick on the client side.

I guess the best guide for 'showing off' backbone would be this:
https://github.com/kjbekkelund/writings/blob/master/published/understanding-backbone.md/

and this video is really interesting, especially after the 11min mark. He kind of goes into why and how backbone keeps things modular (less breakage than jQuery) and makes maintainability easier.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB-l2nF67iU

SkinnyGeek1010, over 4 years ago Reply in: JS Assessment

pineapple

Do you know of any really solid screencasts or something that will sell me on backbone. Every time I read things about it nothing really stands out.

pineapple, over 4 years ago Reply in: JS Assessment

SkinnyGeek1010

Oh yea, they just released .5 with auth and a spiffy new screencast!
http://pineapple.io/resources/meteor-now-has-built-in-auth

SkinnyGeek1010, over 4 years ago Reply in: JS Assessment

SkinnyGeek1010

I've used it a bit on fake projects... and every time i'm like OMG this is so much nicer than backbone/ember/angular/etc... =) Unfortunately, i've been studying my brains off with Backbone because i'm trying to get a job in SV and everyone want's backbone here lol.

SkinnyGeek1010, over 4 years ago Reply in: JS Assessment

pineapple

Yeah man, I feel that. I just watched the 4 examples on meteor.com -- it has come a long, long way since I looked at it in its early stages. Seriously shaping up to be something amazing. I just wonder how flexible it is if you want to step outside the 'boilerplate' style packages. I was hoping skinnygeek could maybe answer that one.

pineapple, over 4 years ago Reply in: Meteor Fundamentals and Best Practices

metastew

Thanks for this! I've been looking to get started with meteor and this looks like a great starting point.

metastew, over 4 years ago Reply in: Meteor Fundamentals and Best Practices

pineapple

I recently started watching some Meteor tutorials, that is quite amazing. Have you used that yet? I remember you were talking about it at one point.

pineapple, over 4 years ago Reply in: JS Assessment

pineapple

How convenient they make food references, I always love watching screencasts if I choose to eat at my desk... amazingly new material.

pineapple, over 4 years ago Reply in: RubyTapas

301

These look like lots of fun. Nice

301, over 4 years ago Reply in: Bountify

lush

Haha my bad, I said yeah it was pretty sweet but I couldn't figure out the Javascript it used for it. Then I realised it was placed in the footer not an external file! My bad!

lush, over 4 years ago Reply in: Simple Grid

301

How does this compare to bootstrap?

301, over 4 years ago Reply in: Foundation

301

it will haunt me what comment you deleted. what did it say!

301, over 4 years ago Reply in: Simple Grid

lush

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lush, over 4 years ago Reply in: Simple Grid

301

Honestly, I like the coffee cup steam effect the most, heh.

301, over 4 years ago Reply in: Simple Grid

simplytestable

Having very large sites submitted for testing doesn't strictly impact negatively any other tests that might be running.

Tests run in parallel, one very large site won't block the progress of others but it will marginally slow all other tests down until complete.

simplytestable, over 4 years ago Reply in: Simply Testable

pineapple

Cool service, seems like it must be a nightmare making sure troublesome people don't put in things like dmoz, while still not imposing any strict limits.

pineapple, over 4 years ago Reply in: Simply Testable

pineapple

It's actually for the rails rumble competition.. probably not something you want to use in development considering they only get 72 hours to build something from start to finish

pineapple, over 4 years ago Reply in: Rescue.js

lush

Currently in private beta.

lush, over 4 years ago Reply in: Rescue.js

simplytestable

Yes, you're absolutely right. I was not by any means prepared for the level of attention Simply Testable has been receiving recently!

simplytestable, over 4 years ago Reply in: Simply Testable

blueberry

Apparently they're being hounded because of several influential people tweeting their site. I suppose give it a few days..

blueberry, over 4 years ago Reply in: Simply Testable

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