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Backbone.js – Basic Understanding of Model

Backbone.js - Introduction

Backbone.js Models

When we talk about MVC pattern, Model becomes very important part of this. It is the Model which contains application data. The authors of backbone.js have quite a clear definition of what they believe the model represents in Backbone.js.

Models are the heart of any JavaScript application, containing the interactive data as well as a large part of the logic surrounding it: conversions, validations, computed properties, and access control.

What we have till now- 

In my last post Backbone.js, We have created a HTML page named main.html in which we had included the required script files. Let's create a new js file main.js and includes this file in our main.html page.
<title>Backbone js Tutorial</title>

<script src="scripts/underscore-min.js"></script>
<script src="scripts/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>
<script src="scripts/backbone-min.js"></script>
<script src="scripts/main.js"></script>

Defining the Model-

You can define the model by extending the Backbone.Model class.
var Person = Backbone.Model.extend({
Age : 28
In the above code , we are defining a model "TodoItem" with some default values like "FName" ,"LName" and "Age".

Instantiating the Model- 

You can simply instantiate the model using new keyword.
var person = new Person(); // will create the object of Person Model.


In backbone, you can get the attribute values using the get method.

person.get('Fname'); //will return the Fisrt name 
person.get(Age'); // will return Age value


You can also update the attribute values using set method

person.set("FName", "Deepak"); // will update first name
person.set("Age", 30); //will update Age

You can also update the values in one go-

person .set({FName:’Deepak’,Age:30});

Deleting a Model- 

You can delete the model using destroy function.


Json Output- 

Todoitem.toJSON()  //This will return all attributes of that object

Output on Browser Console- 

Now launch the main.html page in browser and run the above commands, you will get the below outputs.

Backbone.js Models

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