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Backbone js boilerplate

Very handy, combines requirejs, backbonejs, html5boilerplate into one.

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I would have to agree

There are some harsh criticisms in this post about certain aspects of the HTML5 spec.

I would have to agree with Luke Stevens because he mentions that adding in elements like ‘sections’ have created confusion for many people, including me.

I googled ‘purpose of section tag’ and a lot of what is returned is individuals such as my self trying to make light of the the purpose of such a tag. ‘In all honesty why is it there?… isn’t it just a div?…’ These are all the sorts of comments left by individuals. 

When i first saw the new tags at first thought i was dreading all the changes i would have to make to my HTML and CSS, all my navigation areas will now need to be wrapped in nav tags etc…

Again more confusion, but after some more reading i came to the conclusion you don’t need to change anything, in fact most of what we have written will last for years to come. 

 

Single Page Apps

I mentioned in a previous post about single page apps and how Mikito Takada put the idea of views being objects and not templates in my head. Well I thought I would share the link that very briefly mentions this and a few other concepts. The video is called Adventures in Single Page Apps.

Takada explains how the traditional world of MVC based applications doesn’t entirely fit the bill for the single page app world when it comes to code reuse and testing. He introduces a few concepts here that are very interesting and make sense to me but I need to read a bit more into this to see if it’s practical.

I might also add this video is in the realm of ajax based web applications with heavy use of Javascript and Javascript based frameworks like node.js and backbone.js.

Its an interesting video and some of what is talked about make sense, just some more investigation on practicality needs to done in my view.

Anyhoo enjoy.