A layout and template manager for Backbone.js applications.

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Stable: 0.9.5

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Maintained by Tim Branyen @tbranyen, Mike Pennisi @jugglinmike, Simon Boudrias @SBoudrias, and @ssafejava with help from awesome contributors!

Provides a logical foundation for assembling layouts and views within Backbone. Designed to be adaptive and configurable for painless integration. Well tested, with full code coverage, in both the browser and Node.js environments.

Depends on Underscore, Backbone, and jQuery. You can swap out the dependencies with a custom configuration.


Migrating from 0.8

Release notes

  • Removed partial shim from Node compatibility layer. No longer necessary.
  • Removed getAllOptions, no longer necessary with 1.1.0.
  • Now run our tests against the latest stable and unstable Node.js.
  • setView will never render a View now.
  • Broke out Grunt tasks into separate files.
  • Enforcing code style with JSCS.

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Please read and follow the contribution guide before contributing.

Running the unit tests

Open test/index.html in your browser to run the test suite.


Install Node.js, Grunt.js 0.4, and run npm install -q inside the project directory.

Make sure you've installed grunt-cli globally with:

npm install grunt-cli -gq

Run grunt inside a terminal in the project directory to run the tests in both a headless browser and Node.js environment.

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