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Backbone supplies structure to JavaScript-heavy applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing application over a RESTful JSON interface.

Backbone-ES6 is a fork of Backbone (https://github.com/jashkenas/backbone) converting and modularizing it into idiomatic ES6. The impetus for this fork is to experiment with modernizing and making Backbone easier to modify in a granular fashion. In particular the Parse JS SDK (http://www.parse.com) previously also was a fork of Backbone, but with the 1.6+ SDK release the Backbone API was unceremoniously removed. Backbone-ES6 provides the base for Backbone-Parse-ES6 (https://github.com/typhonjs/backbone-parse-es6) which provides a solution for Backbone dependent Parse users. Another reason for Backbone-ES6 is supporting end to end documentation via ESDoc for ES6 frameworks and apps built on top of Backbone.

Backbone-ES6 uses SystemJS / JSPM (www.jspm.io) for dependency management and bundling distributions. For an example of using SystemJS / JSPM directly, albeit w/ Parse via Backbone-Parse-ES6 please see this demo repo: https://github.com/typhonjs/backbone-parse-es6-demo

When a new Backbone release is made (next 1.2.4) Backbone-ES6 will be updated. Tests from Backbone will be ported to Backbone-ES6 with the upcoming 1.2.4 release.

This repository contains several pre-packed downloads in the dist/ directory. There are AMD, CJS, and Global distributions. The "global-inclusive" bundle includes the latest jQuery (2.1.4) and Underscore (1.8.3) libraries.

Please view the wiki for build instructions and other pertinent info: https://github.com/typhonjs/backbone-es6/wiki

API documentation can be found in the docs/ directory and online here: https://doc.esdoc.org/github.com/typhonjs/backbone-es6/'

For original Backbone Docs, License, Tests, pre-packed downloads, see: http://backbonejs.org

To suggest a feature or report a bug: https://github.com/typhonjs/backbone-es6/issues

Many thanks to DocumentCloud & all Backbone contributors.

Backbone (c) 2010-2015 Jeremy Ashkenas, DocumentCloud and Investigative Reporters & Editors

Backbone-ES6 (c) 2015 Michael Leahy, TyphonRT, Inc.

Backbone / Backbone-ES6 may be freely distributed under the MIT license.