Sunday, December 30, 2012

Using requirejs with backbonejs (Rails)

So, after fighting with it for hours, finally I got it working so I thought it might help someone. I will got through step by step

1 - Create a new Rails application and set it up so that it loads an empty index page
     (Create a controller with an index action + add an index view + edit the routes file accordingly)

2 - Add the following line to the Gemfile - gem 'requirejs-rails'

3 - In application.html.erb file, replace
     <%= javascript_include_tag "application" %> with <%= requirejs_include_tag "application" %>

4 - Add a requirejs.yml file under config directory and delete all the content of application.js

5 - In the vendor/assets/javascripts directory, add backbone.js, underscore.js and JQuery libraries

6 - Add the code as shown below to the corresponding files

7 - Credit goes to -

8 - Thanks