CoffeeScript in Action

CoffeeScript in Action

Online Periodical or Article - 2014
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CoffeeScript in Action is a tutorial that teaches you how, where, and why to use CoffeeScript. It begins by quickly exposing you to CoffeeScript's new, but instantly-familiar syntax. Then, you'll explore programming challenges that illustrate CoffeeScript's unique advantages. Language junkies will especially appreciate how this book takes idioms from other programming languages and shows you how CoffeeScript makes them available in JavaScript.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Book

JavaScript runs (almost) everywhere but it can be quirky and awkward. Its cousin CoffeeScript is easier to comprehend and compose. An expressive language, not unlike Ruby or Python, it compiles into standard JavaScript without modification and is a great choice for complex web applications. It runs in any JavaScript-enabled environment and is easy to use with Node.js and Rails.

CoffeeScript in Action teaches you how, where, and why to use CoffeeScript. It immerses you in CoffeeScript's comfortable syntax before diving into the concepts and techniques you need in order to write elegant CoffeeScript programs. Throughout, you'll explore programming challenges that illustrate CoffeeScript's unique advantages. For language junkies, the book explains how CoffeeScript brings idioms from other languages into JavaScript.

What's Inside

CoffeeScript's syntax and structure Web application patterns and best practices Prototype-based OOP Functional programming Asynchronous programming techniques Builds and testing

Readers need a basic grasp of web development and how JavaScript works. No prior exposure to CoffeeScript is required.

About the Author

Patrick Lee is a developer, designer, and software consultant, working with design startup Canva in Sydney, Australia.

Table of Contents

PART 1 FOUNDATIONS The road to CoffeeScript Simplified syntax First-class functions Dynamic objects PART 2 COMPOSITION Composing objects Composing functions Style and semantics Metaprogramming Composing the asynchronous PART 3 APPLICATIONS Driving with tests In the browser Modules and builds ECMAScript and the future of CoffeeScript
Publisher: Shelter Island, NY : Manning Publications, c2014.
ISBN: 9781617290626
Branch Call Number: QA76.73.C58 L447 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.


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