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Backbone.js Essentials by Jeremy Walker

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What's Syapse?

As mentioned in Chapter 1, Building a Single-Page Site Using Backbone, Syapse (http://www.syapse.com) is a Backbone-powered web application for requesting and providing precision medicine results. Syapse's customers are laboratories and hospitals that use genetic sequencing to profile patients with serious diseases like cancer. Once sequenced, these genetic profiles can be combined with large bodies of research to determine the best treatments and dosages for a given patient based on the patient's own DNA.

Let's take a look at how Syapse was put together.

The 10,000-foot view

Syapse's client-side code is organized using Require.js (see Dependency management with RequireJS in Chapter 11, (Not) Re-Inventing the Wheel: Utilizing Third-Party ...

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