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Comments by Daniel Dosen

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Awesome screencast! Thanks for exposing this, and making it easy for me to ask a question (almost a year later) "Gee, I wonder if this was ever discussed on Railscasts?"

After pulling my hair out a bit with EmberData, I'm completely blown away by meteor...

What's the word on meteor support for other database technology? Like a SQL db?

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I'm just stoked about learning about defaults on namespaces in the routes...

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     namespace :api, defaults: {format: 'json'} do

that's a great tip.

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I know this is old... But it made my day!

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I know this is a few weeks old - but this railscast has been as indispensable as the casts on backbone. Thank you for showing me what I needed to use before I even realized it.

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Thanks for that link on testing! pretty useful...

And I'd like to hear Ryan's POV on moving away from Rails if you're leveraging MVC on the client. I agree that rails seems a bit overkill for single page/web2.0 app (like Trello).

To push your point further - it almost felt like extra work to use server validations in this episode.

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This was great! I (think I) know backbone and this episode had tons of useful extras that either taught me something new, or really solidified a concept - priceless!:

  • example where the context changes...
  • handling server errors/callbacks in a view
  • using wait judiciously
  • custom events
  • refactoring in backbone
  • catchall push state

Here's suggestions for Part 3:

  • testing backbone apps
  • tdd'ing backbone apps
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Awesome job! You have a knack for distilling a complex (or cumbersome) process into simple pieces.

Thanks for pointing out bind has changed. I just upgraded a site and ran into that... and for pointing out there's a third (context) item to pass into a backbone event - never knew that was there - although I'm still not sure what it does. Maybe explain that in part 2!

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I like the little gems (no pun intended) you pick up watching these - like this is the second or third time I've seen you use the delegate method and I'm starting to use it...

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Awesome! It pays to read the documentation. I'm looking through them now to see what else I missed...

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Not sure if you're still looking at comments - but I see you're not using Cucumber here at all - do you ever use it with rspec? Do you think there's a benefit to using it when you're already using cabybara?