On the Systems Architect blog there's a new post from Lukasz Kujawa about creating a simple API-based application combining Slim, Require.js and Backbone. The result is a single-page application that displays a template and a set of links pulled from the backend.
A single-page application (SPA) was something I've been exploring for the last few months. I always liked the idea of moving certain responsibilities to the client's side. After all, why would you like to waste server's RAM/CPU to buil a HTML page (and pay for a transfer to deliver it) when a web browser is perfectly capable of doing that on its own?