CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development [Trevor Burnham] on Paperback: pages; Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf; 1 edition (August 6, ). CoffeeScript burst onto the scene at the end of , and is beginning to show up everywhere. Ruby on Rails now ships with it as the default way to write. CoffeeScript compiles down to JavaScript through it’s NodeJS based compiler which it’s . Pragmatic Bookshelf’s Book “CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript.

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I could have used some more rigorous examples, and a bit more time on some of the more confusing aspects of the language itself.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to first install Node.

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CoffeeScript is every bit as portable and effective as JavaScript. Top-tier tech companies like 37signals and GitHub coffeescrkpt CoffeeScript production, and the style of CoffeeScript code has become more standardized as a result. Get to Know Us. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

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Barnaby B rated it liked it May 16, The Mozilla team is working on adding CoffeeScript support to Firefox. Within a week, I was able to do anything I could do in JavaScript in less time and with fewer bugs.


I was hoping to see some examples of writing nice, object oriented CoffeeScript code encapsulating the jQuery manipulations, but instead, the examples pfagmatic just a mess of jQuery-ish code.

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It aids development by adding a bevy of features, such as classes, splats, list comprehensions, and destructuring. For example, it includes a simple syntax for object oriented programming, and it includes Python-like array and object comprehensions that make it easier to iterate and interact with lists and objects. May 10, Carlos rated it it was amazing. The book does justice as a CoffeeScript introduction material and the exercises are there to make it stick.

CoffeeScript by Trevor Burnham

Personally I would have expanded the ‘How to Install CoffeeScript’ to the back of the book or even made it available online as a download this sounds ‘odd’ but to get CoffeeScript the reader coffeescrpt most likely have to have access to the ‘net anyway.

CoffeeScript is one of the most interesting developments in the world of programming languages in the last few years. Only bested by Eloquent JS 2nd edition which came out in a different time.

I was especially disappointed with the jQuery chapter. Tamara Temple rated it really liked it Sep praggmatic, Scott M Macgregor rated it really liked it Jan 12, For other means of installing Node and the Node Package Manager, see https: Explore the Home Gift Guide.


Quick tutorial in usual pragprogs’ style.

The JavaScript syntax has a tendency to become cumbersome, verbose, and arguably, syntactically messy. See the latest edition here. With this book, I hope to share the joy I felt when first exploring CoffeeScript, while helping readers to avoid many of the pratmatic to better understand the underlying JavaScript runtime.

There’s something about the syntax that I just generally find baffling for some reason.

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This variable substitution within a string is called string interpolation, and CoffeeScript borrows this behavior from the Ruby language. Want to Read saving…. I hope the readers of this wonderful book will be able to say the same. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It’s quite a whirlwind tour of CofeeScript even though CoffeeScript is a ‘smallish’ language and it’s enough to whet one’s appetite for the language or script.

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