Chapter 13. ECMAScript and the future of CoffeeScript

This chapter covers

  • CoffeeScript and the future of JavaScript
  • Features in ECMAScript 5 you can use today
  • Upcoming features in ECMAScript 6
  • Source maps for debugging

Whatever your opinion of JavaScript (and regardless of whether learning CoffeeScript has changed it), you should count on it being around for a long time—long enough, at least, that it will probably outlast your career as a programmer. For that reason it’s important to look at what the future holds for JavaScript and how it will affect CoffeeScript.

In this chapter you’ll look at the evolving relationship between CoffeeScript and JavaScript and why your understanding of CoffeeScript applies not only to JavaScript today ...

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