CoffeeScript


For 15 years, dynamic web content has been written in a single language: JavaScript. Now, for the first time, programmers have an alternative that doesn’t add an extra layer of abstraction or require plugins. CoffeeScript provides all of JavaScript’s functionality wrapped in a cleaner, more succinct syntax that encourages use of “the good parts” of the language.

CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development offers a thorough introduction to this new language, starting from the basics. You’ll learn to use time-saving features like list comprehensions and splats, organize your code into modules with extensible classes, and see how to deploy your work to multiple environments. Each chapter is example-driven and includes challenging exercises to push your CoffeeScript know-how further.

Through the course of the book, you’ll build a fast-paced multiplayer word game‚ writing both the client (with jQuery) and server (with Node.js) in CoffeeScript. And because the two languages are so deeply intertwined, you’ll deepen your understanding of JavaScript along the way.

CoffeeScript makes it easier than ever to write powerful, standards-compliant JavaScript code. This book lets you start doing it today.

About the Author
Trevor Burnham is a full-stack web developer with a passion for new technologies. He is the founder of DataBraid, a startup developing scientific computing tools that support remote collaboration. When on Twitter, he goes by @TrevorBurnham and @CoffeeScript. When offline, he’s usually in Cambridge, MA.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf (July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934356786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934356784
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  1. misterdiablo says:

    Thanks!

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