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A practical and concise introduction to CoffeeScript, a programming language that compiles into JavaScript and that makes working with JavaScript easier. The book lays out the basics of the language, its syntax, and the interesting features that set it apart from JavaScript. It should satisfy anyone with an intermediate level of understanding of JavaScript who needs a conceptual and practical introduction to CoffeeScript.


On Mar 20 Doron Katz wrote: Literal dive into coffee script
Jump Start CoffeeScript by Earle Castledine takes an express approach to delivering the technical know-how, combined with the theory and story of the book's concepts. THe first chapter gets you started, and then the author goes on to the CoffeeScript fundamentals, going through sample code and illustrating differentiations between javascript components and coffee-script specific components, with the goal at the end of the book, for you to come up with a coffee-script powered game. Full Review  >

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On Jan 5 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Adventure with CoffeeScript
Jump Start CoffeeScript is written in interesting & entertaining way: you are taking part in “7-day HTML5 Game Jam-a-Thon Challenge (TM)” with your teammates. Every chapter is one day when you learn CoffeeScript... Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jan 4 Hernan Garcia wrote: An incredible entertaining way to learn CoffeeScript
The author paints the picture of a somehow dysfunctional team set to build a 2D game as part of a coding competition where the developer decides to write the game using CoffeeScript even when he has little knowledge of the language. This setup works very well to show case all the features of the language in the frame of a non trivial application. The narrative is great and keep the pace very well. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

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