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The "Syncing Data with the Server" Lesson is part of the full, Backbone.js (with Introduction to Testing) course featured in this preview video. Here's what you'd learn in this lesson:

The "url" property specifies a RESTful endpoint. The "fetch" method invokes the RESTful data request. Backbone's "sync" method is called every time model data is written or read. Overriding this method helps developers add custom implementation to every service call.

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