Hour 21. CoffeeScript

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• What CoffeeScript is and how you can use it

• What CoffeeScript offers over native JavaScript

• Using classes with CoffeeScript

• Some potential issues with using CoffeeScript

What Is CoffeeScript?

CoffeeScript is a pre-compiler for JavaScript written by Jeremy Ashkenas. It is designed with the following goals in mind:

• To clean up JavaScript syntax

• To provide a number of “goodies” for developers that add new features to JavaScript, taken from Ruby and Python

• To make JavaScript easier to use and to expose powerful features of the JavaScript programming language without the need to fully understand the quirks of JavaScript

The term pre-compiler means that CoffeeScript is a layer on ...

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