Monday, 27 June 2011

Binding Updates to Model Changes in Backbone/CoffeeScript

My previous post showed a View that looked like this:



But what happens if we have a more complicated app and something else changes the Model?

Well as I said I'm just learning myself here, co the correct way that should be handled is to bind Model changes to the Views render function which looks like this:



Note the bind instruction which means that every time the counter changes, it calls the render function. You might also notice the fat arrow now on the render which make "this" still mean the View rather than the caller (which would be the Model otherwise.)

The explanation for all this is at http://jashkenas.github.com/coffee-script under "Function Binding".

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