Backbone Custom Widgets#

Squirro Dashboards can be extended with custom widgets, tailored for specific use cases that can not be achieved with the default widget set. Examples for such widgets are a custom visualization, integration of other systems, slight changes in the behavior of default widgets, etc.

This section covers the development of such widgets using the Backbone.js framework. The separate section React Custom Widgets discusses how the React framework can be used instead.

Custom widgets are pieces of JavaScript code, plus optional HTML and CSS content, that can be inserted into Squirro dashboards.

It is possible to write widgets from scratch or to extend existing Squirro widgets with new functionality and look.