CoffeeScript Application Development Cookbook

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  • Create user interfaces with jQuery, Backbone, AngularJS, and Kendo.UI
  • Develop RESTful services using Node and Express
  • Read and write data using SQLite, Redis, MongoDB, CouchDB, and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Interface with external services to send e-mails, SMS text messages, and use cloud storage services such as DropBox and S3
  • Test your code using Jasmine, QUnit, Zombie, Persona, and Mocha with Chai
  • Work with a variety of hosts such as Heroku, Azure, and Amazon Web Services
  • Use CoffeeScript for DevOps tasks such as managing files and directories, and parsing CSV and fixed-width files

CoffeeScript is a JavaScript compiler. CoffeeScript brings many things to the table that are lacking in JavaScript itself. This includes a class and module system, a syntax that is cleaner, less terse, and well structured, and list comprehensions that make working with collections of data more enjoyable. CoffeeScript can be used as not only a tool for the Web, but also as a tool for day-to-day DevOps type tasks (for example, file processing, working with databases, and more).

This practical guide contains a wide range of recipes demonstrating how CoffeeScript can be used while developing the entire stack of an application. With recipes that range from easy and intermediate to advanced, there is something here for anyone looking to escape the common pitfalls of JavaScript and develop in a clean and expressive language.

  • Use CoffeeScript to create and test applications and backend services
  • Build applications using popular frameworks, libraries, and platforms
  • Interface with popular services to send e-mails, text messages, and use cloud storage
Page Count 368
Course Length 11 hours 2 minutes
ISBN 9781783289691
Date Of Publication 30 Mar 2015


Mike Hatfield

Mike Hatfield has over 25 years of experience in developing custom business solutions for a variety of clients and industries. With a focus on the ever-expanding Web, Mike has crafted hundreds of web-based applications while spending the last couple of years developing business solutions for the mobile web.

He is the chief technology officer at Nicom IT Solutions Inc., a large independent IT consulting firm based in Halifax, Canada. As the CTO, Mike remains on the lookout for emerging trends in the development industry to identify new opportunities for his clients.

With his wife, Tracy, and their three children, Chris, Jason, and Jennifer, he lives a quiet suburban life while continually learning new technologies and satisfying his love of horror movies.