Archive for September, 2011

Routeless Backbone Contacts

September 22, 2011

Published: 2011-09-24
Updated: 2011-10-03

You don’t need a URL router to write client-side applications.

Routeless Backbone.js Contacts is a totally client-side CRUD tutorial application written using CoffeeScript, Stylus, Backbone.js and jQuery which are a perfect match for writing concise, readable well structured web applications.

  • The source is on Github.


    This release described in this post is at the 1.0 tag.
  • Uses DOM events exclusively for UI navigation.
  • The contacts data is persisted locally using browser Web Storage.
  • Templates are written using Underscore.js templates (included with Backbone.js).


A second version of this tutorial application [has been posted], it builds on the material covered in this post.