To that end, I’ve been focused on incorporating BackboneJS into two types of my applications: a single-page, simple flash card application, and a more robust application.
The flash card application overview is extremely simple: to create as much of a one-page application as possible. I’m planning out multiple flash cards that have questions and answers, all belonging to a set. Rails will be used primarily as an API for the whole app, existing pretty much only to help with data validation. There are plans to integrate a spaced repetition algorithm down the road, but for now I’m only interested in getting the MVP up.
The other application is … undisclosed … at this point in time, but I’m interested in applying backbone principles to the user interface much like Fitocracy has done. They have a very slick interface that feels very snappy and responsive, and after looking under the hood it appears much of that is achieved with Backbone.
Coming up on 11 weeks now, I’ve decided to attempt to increase my Github contributions. I’ve stuck to contributing at least once a day for the last 80 days, but if we’re being completely honest, a handful of those contributions were README amendments due to my not being in town. Time to refocus and make sure the contributions are meaningful, instead of just another light green square!