backbone-browserify-lodash

Give your JS App some Backbone with Models, Views, Collections, and Events. - For Browserify

npm install backbone-browserify-lodash
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Backbone-browserify

packaged for use with node-browserify.

Note: this is the same as backbone-browserify, but with the dependency on lodash instead of underscore. This may or may not be useful to you. I'm also told that newever versions of backbone work with browserify out of the box. YMMV.

Breaking change 0.9.2-1

Removed require('jquery') in Backbone source for $ assignment. Didn't make sense, see #6

Install

npm install backbone-browserify

Important: You must require jquery-browserify, 'br-jquery', or Zepto (untested) with Browserify before you require Backbone, just like normal.

Just add it to your browserify require list and use it! Make sure you also have Underscore installed via npm as Backbone will automatically require it.

Server Side

browserify({
  require : [ 'jquery-browserify', 'backbone-browserify' ]
});

... or to alias it to just "backbone":

browserify({
  require : { jquery: 'jquery-browserify', backbone: 'backbone-browserify' }
});

Express example

app.configure(function(){
  app.set('views', __dirname + '/views');
  app.set('view engine', 'jade');
  app.use(express.bodyParser());
  app.use(express.methodOverride());
  app.use(app.router);
  app.use(express.static(__dirname + '/public'));
  app.use(browserify({
    require : { jquery: 'jquery-browserify', backbone: 'backbone-browserify' }
  }));
});

Client Side

*Include browserify.js like this first: <script src="browserify.js"></script>

var $ = jQuery = require('jquery-browserify'),
    Backbone = require('backbone-browserify'),
    MyView = Backbone.View.extend({
        el: 'body',
        initialize: function() {
            this.render();
        },
        render: function() {
            $(this.el).html('<h1>Oh hi</h1>');
        }
    });

$(document).ready(function() { var myView = new MyView(); });

... or if you aliased it to 'backbone':

var $ = jQuery = require('jquery'),
    Backbone = require('backbone'),
    MyView = Backbone.View.extend({
        el: 'body',
        initialize: function() {
            this.render();
        },
        render: function() {
            $(this.el).html('<h1>Oh hi</h1>');
        }
    });

$(document).ready(function() { var myView = new MyView(); });
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