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CoffeeScript Application Development Cookbook

Mike Hatfield

Over 100 hands-on recipes for developing engaging applications using CoffeeScript
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783289691
Paperback406 pages

About This Book

  • 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

Who This Book Is For

If you are interested in developing modern applications, this book will help you leverage the vast JavaScript ecosystem while using an elegant language, helping you avoid the shortcomings of JavaScript.

Table of Contents

What You Will Learn

  • 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 like 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 DevOp tasks such managing files and directorys, and parsing CSV and fix-width files
  • Package your application for an app store using Apache Cordova

In Detail

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 dev-ops 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.

We begin by first considering why you should use CoffeeScript, and then move on to demonstratinghow CoffeeScript can be used to create user interfaces and backend services, deal with external services, test, and deploy our applications.

Some of the libraries and platforms we will be working with include Node.js, jQuery, Backbone, AngularJS, Kendo.UI,, MongoDB, Redis, SQLite,, DropBox, and S3, as well as testing with Jasmine, Zombie, Mocha, and Chai.

This book is packed with helpful and engaging recipes to make your life easier.


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