CoffeeScript in Action

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Book Description


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 , , and 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 or Python, it compiles into standard JavaScript without modification and is a great choice for complex . 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

Chapter 1. The road to CoffeeScript
Chapter 2. Simplified syntax
Chapter 3. First-class functions
Chapter 4. Dynamic objects

Chapter 1. Composing objects
Chapter 2. Composing functions
Chapter 3. Style and semantics
Chapter 4. Metaprogramming
Chapter 5. Composing the asynchronous

Chapter 1. Driving with tests
Chapter 2. In the browser
Chapter 3. Modules and builds
Chapter 4. ECMAScript and the future of CoffeeScript

Book Details

  • Title: CoffeeScript in Action
  • Author:
  • Length: 432 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-05-22
  • ISBN-10: 1617290629
  • ISBN-13: 9781617290626
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