Spine and Client-Side MVC

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Wynn caught up with Alex MacCaw to talk about Spine, CoffeeScript, writing books, and working at Twitter.

Wynn caught up with Alex MacCaw to talk about Spine, CoffeeScript, writing books, and working at Twitter.

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  • Alex MacCaw, O’Reilly writer and open source developer now working on the front-end for Twitter.
  • Spine Lightweight MVC library for building JavaScript applications, inspired by Backbone.
  • Spine is written in CoffeeScript
  • Eco is Alex’s favorite client-side templating engine.
  • Alex suggests trying to use the same templating engine server-side and client-side, perhaps with Mustache, is a pipe dream.
  • Spine integrates with Rails out of the box.
  • Hem is like Bundler but for Node.js.
  • Juggernaut enables realtime server push with node.js, WebSockets and Comet
  • Spine.app “Effortlessly generate Spine, CoffeeScript and Hem applications. Spine.App gives your applications structure, CommonJS modules, a development server and more.”
  • Alex is working on The Little Book on CoffeeScript in printed form for O’Reilly.
  • JavaScript Web Apps covers building client-side MVC apps in a framework agnostic way.
  • Twitter is hiring! Got the chops? Get in touch.
  • Jeremy Ashkenas is Alex’s programming hero.

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