Meet Blazer: A New Open-Source Project from Betterment (video)
We created an open-source project called Blazer to work as an extension of the Backbone router.
We love the simplicity and flexibility of Backbone, but it doesn't always fit all our needs.
We created an open-source extension—you can download it below.
While we love the simplicity and flexibility of Backbone, we’ve recently encountered situations where the Backbone router didn’t perfectly fit the needs of our increasingly sophisticated application.
To meet these needs, we created Blazer, an extension of the Backbone router. In the spirit of open-source software, we are sharing Blazer with the community. To learn more, we encourage you to watch the below video featuring Betterment’s Sam Moore, a lead engineer, who reveals the new framework at a Meetup in Betterment’s NYC offices.
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Born and bred a Hoosier, Mike has brought his engineering skills, and his jump shot, all the way to Manhattan. When Mike isn't helping scale Betterment even more, you can find him playing intramural soccer or hiking. He also likes to spend quality time with his wife and their dog, Baxter.