Backbone Reader – First steps

I’ve been diving more into JavaScript, so I decided to take Backbone for a spin.  I don’t know how much I like it.  I’ve put together a simple app that pulls a few items from a single RSS feed and displays them every 5 seconds.

The goal is to make a “ticker” style display for a tablet.

Check out the first instance here :

This is the first iteration.  I’ll be adding a bunch of stuff later, such as:

  • Pull from Google Rss
  • Better UI
  • Better sorting
  • Config display speed
  • Continuous refresh of feeds
  • loop back to start
  • Play / pause control

The whole point of this project is to learn more JavaScript and see what some of the fuss about server side MVC is all about.