CoffeeScript Programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js

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By Michael Erasmus
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  1. Why CoffeeScript?

About this book

CoffeeScript is a young but popular language that makes web programming fun and more productive. It compiles to JavaScript and unleashes its powerful features while not straying too far from the language. It’s become one of the most popular languages on Github and is being used for both browser and server side programming.

"CoffeeScript programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js" will not only teach you the CoffeeScript language but also show you how it’s being used by professional programmers with the latest web technologies.

This book will teach you the basics of the language, focusing particularly on how it improves on JavaScript. It then focuses on building real life projects in CoffeeScript using jQuery, Rails, and Node.js.

We look at CoffeeScript as a language that takes the power of JavaScript and presents it in an elegant and concise syntax. We will then see how we can use its power to write beautiful and short programs for various environments and how it complements the latest and greatest web frameworks.

CoffeeScript programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js is all you need to become well versed with this great language and set you on your way to using it to write web applications.

Publication date:
December 2012
Publisher
Packt
Pages
140
ISBN
9781849519588

About the Author

  • Michael Erasmus

    Michael Erasmus has been developing software for over 10 years. He has been a C# programmer for quite a few of them, but has luckily been enlightened enough to become an open source zealot during the last few years. The most loved tools in his utility belt are Ruby and Rails, Linux, MongoDB, Vim, jQuery, and CoffeeScript. He's interested in all manner of science and technology, but tends to dwell on things such as elegant and eccentric programming languages, machine learning and statistics, web development, Internet startups, and civic hacking. He is currently working at 22seven.com, building a service that will help change people's behavior and do more with the money they have. When he's not sitting in front of the computer, he likes pulling faces to amuse his baby son, apologizing to his wonderful wife for sitting in front of a computer all day, or arguing endlessly with friends, family, colleagues, and random strangers. He lives near the beach in Muizenberg, Cape Town and loves it.

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Latest Reviews

(2 reviews total)
I am in the process of going through the book, but so far am finding it an excellent resource.
Het boek helpt me wel, maar de inhoud is wel verouderd, en er staan gewoon fouten in, die niet verbeterd worden in een erratum of zo.
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