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backbone.jsHow do I use Handlebars with Backbone.js?

Handlebars is a popular templating library that can be used with Backbone.js to create dynamic HTML. It allows developers to write HTML templates with embedded Handlebars expressions that will be rendered with data from a Backbone model.

Here is an example of how to use Handlebars with Backbone.js:

// Create a Backbone Model
var UserModel = Backbone.Model.extend({
  defaults: {
    name: 'John Doe',
    age: 25

// Create a Handlebars template
var userTemplate = Handlebars.compile('<p>Name: {{name}}</p><p>Age: {{age}}</p>');

// Create a View using the Model and Template
var UserView = Backbone.View.extend({
  model: UserModel,
  template: userTemplate,
  render: function() {
    return this;

// Create an instance of the Model and View
var userModel = new UserModel();
var userView = new UserView({model: userModel});

// Render the View

// Output
<p>Name: John Doe</p><p>Age: 25</p>

In this example, we created a Backbone Model with a name and age property. Then we created a Handlebars template using expressions to retrieve the values from the Model. Finally, we created a View that uses the Model and Template to render the HTML.

Code explanation

  1. UserModel - A Backbone Model that contains the data for the view.
  2. userTemplate - A Handlebars template with expressions to render the data from the Model.
  3. UserView - A Backbone View that uses the Model and Template to render the HTML.
  4. userModel - An instance of the Model.
  5. userView - An instance of the View.
  6. render() - The method used to render the View.

For more information on using Handlebars with Backbone.js, please refer to the following links:

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