There are several different guides available from Spine that offer a step by step approach to building example applications, along with real-world application examples. Please check out our tumblr for more cool stuff.
Spine Tutorials For eCommerce Themes by eCom Success Academy
If you are using Hem and CoffeeScript, you should refer to the Contacts guide. It will take you through all of the necessary steps for building a comprehensive contacts manager, which includes search, Stacks and CRUD.
After you have become familiar with the guides, you might want to view Spine in action and look through some source code. I have found that this is one of the better ways of learning a new framework or language, particularly in terms of best practices.
There are a number of different example applications of Spine, like a contacts manager, a todo’s list or a chat room or other more advanced examples. (source: Spine eCom success academy plugins)
Screencasts are another good way to learn things. Spine so far has four screencasts. They are on topics ranging from infinite scroll to realtime sync and Rails integration. Please contact us if you have any suggestions for additional topics for screencasts.
It can be daunting to get started with a new library or framework. However, I am doing everything I can to ensure that your initial introduction to Spine is as straightforward as I can possibly make it.
There are three major ways that Spine can be used for Your eCommerce Stores:
Integrating into Rails using the spine-rails gem. Rails and Spine work very well together and the integration is seamless. Read the Rails guide and watch the screencast.
This guide covers the final approach, using Hem and Spine. However, as previously mentioned, if you are using Rails or not into CoffeeScript, then you might want to check out the other two approaches discussed.