September 9, 2015 Log No. 399
But actually, today Backbone started making sense. After getting our hands dirty with the models, views, and router in JS, I’m like, “ohhhh that’s where this is going.” I finally saw the forest instead of the trees!
The lecture in the morning was also very helpful. Basically, at this point, Rails is just in charge of rendering 1 full page, the static root page. All the other components are populated by JS views and perform small server calls only when needed, and thus the site is mostly this fragmented AJAX loop. That’s what they mean by “single page site.” Kewl.