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This repo includes a set of tests that can be used to assess the skills of a candidate for a JavaScript position, or to improve one's own skills. All test are failing, see if you can make them pass!!
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submitted about 4 years ago, by SkinnyGeek1010
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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, about 4 years ago

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, about 4 years ago

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, about 4 years ago

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, about 4 years ago

pineapple

Amazing, exactly what i was looking for, thanks.

pineapple, about 4 years ago

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, about 4 years ago

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, about 4 years ago


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