Though some of the concepts in this course are still relevant, overall this course does not reflect our current course standards or industry best practices.

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When using Backbone, there is often more than one way to implement a system. Backbone attempts to remain agnostic leaving many of the patterns up to the implementers to figure out. Sam begins with a some jQuery code that displays a list of comments when a "show comments" button is clicked. Since it's writing with jQuery, it's coupled closely with the DOM. There are a number of other issues as well.

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