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CoffeeScript Programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js

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Learn
  • The basics of the language and how it compares to JavaScript
  • CoffeeScript’s powerful class syntax
  • Installing CoffeeScript on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux using Node.js
  • Configuring CoffeeScript for browser applications
  • The basics of jQuery and using it with CoffeeScript
  • Using localStorage in browser-based applications
  • Two approaches to write CoffeeScript in Rails applications
  • Creating responsive web applications using WebSocket
About

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.

Features
  • Learn CoffeeScript, a small and elegant language that compiles to JavaScript and will make your life as a web developer better
  • Explore the syntax of the language and see how it improves and enhances JavaScript
  • Build three example applications in CoffeeScript step by step
Page Count 140
Course Length 4 hours 12 minutes
ISBN9781849519588
Date Of Publication 13 Dec 2012

Authors

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.