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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Dominik rated it really liked it Oct 29, I had a blast when I started playing with CoffeeScript. Accelerated JavaScript Development lets you start doing it today. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The CoffeeScript syntax on the other hand, improves the readability and writabilty of equivalent code that would have otherwise been written in JavaScript.

The weird language and syntax quirks started making a lot more sense, and the weirdness around coffeescripf scope finally clicked for me. Sandy rated it really liked it Jul 30, Source code Errata Releases. Did you find an error? JavaScript may well be the most important language in the world, blessed with the unique privilege of running in all major web browsers and, thanks to Node.


Background CoffeeScript coffeesscript a light language that compiles down to JavaScript. Trevor Burnham is a full-stack web developer with a passion for new technologies.


All functions implicitly return the last value within the function body, so we could write a new square function the reuses the area function above. CoffeeScript is JavaScript done right. While Rails apps can exist without it, the JavaScript-driven interactive applications of tomorrow will use it extensively.

For the most part, statements in CoffeeScript correspond one-to-one with their equivalent in JavaScript.

Happy w that for now. Consistency and syntactic clarity are worth more than number of characters typed.

There is no need for curly braces or semi-colons, but you do need to ensure proper 2-space nesting conventions. Read more Read less. CoffeeScript is JavaScript done right. Aug 30, John rated it liked it. It summarizes a lot of what CoffeeScript is about, the syntax, and is basically very good documentation on the language.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. CoffeeScript makes it easier than ever to write powerful, standards-compliant JavaScript code. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Setup Local Installation Note that some of these commands may require sudo depending on permissions and folder access. You Might Also Like. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride with Trevor Burnham from JavaScript to CoffeeScript and have fun with web development again.

This website uses cookies for account and order processing. Mar 12, Rick rated it liked it Shelves: This was supposed to be a CoffeeScript book, wasn’t it?

This variable substitution within a string is called string interpolation, and CoffeeScript borrows this behavior from the Ruby language. You’ll learn to use time-saving features like list comprehensions and splats, organize your code into modules with extensible classes, and deploy your work to multiple environments.


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CoffeeScript by Trevor Burnham

With CoffeeScript in your toolkit, you can write great code anywhere. That said, it does whet one’s appetite and if one wishes to have a real bound book, at the moment this pragmati one’s only choice other than printing and binding one of the online but not professionally bound and published tomes. Nevertheless, coffeescripf coverage of jQuery and Node is very shallow and there are certainly better books to get familiar with pramgatic technologies.

I enjoyed the writing style and some of the exercises which were challenging enough to make me go explore on my own concepts that are not fully developed in the book, but which are a logical continuation to the book material. The first four chapters are good, but way to short. Wojciech Pietrzak rated it really liked it Jan 31, Thanks for telling us about the problem.