I think this is fun stuff, and I was unaware of how cool and easy Backbone is to get running.
Check this project out if you'd like to toy with it. I'd suggest starting by understanding what is required to run Dropwizard:
- Java 6+
And then you can bootstrap the app and just go with it:
mvn install java -jar target/allthatjazz-1.0.0-SNAPSHOT.jar setup hello-world.yml # then, run it java -jar target/allthatjazz-1.0.0-SNAPSHOT.jar server hello-world.yml
This is really just a facny front-end for a few really polished libraries. I'd really just look at the Dropwizard documentation to really learn what this is about.