by Shreyas Satish (@ss) on Monday, 8 August 2011

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Session type

Technical level


To introduce CoffeeScript, which is a cleaner way to write JavaScript and to show how CoffeeScript could be a better choice to write JavaScript-heavy applications.


“CoffeeScript is well done and more convenient to use than JavaScript .” - Brendan Eich, inventor of JavaScript.

This talk is going to be as much about JavaScript as much as CoffeeScript because CoffeeScript is really just JavaScript. Its just a nicer way to use JavaScript.

I will be focusing on how

  1. CoffeeScript hides JavaScript’s flaws and focuses on the good parts of JavaScript.

  2. CoffeeScript introduces its own set of features that are derived from common patterns in JavaScript.

  3. CoffeeScript has class and introduces a nicer OOP model to JavaScript.

Even if you don’t plan to use CoffeeScript, you should swing by, since CS attempts to draw a different perspective of JavaScript. A nicer perspective.


An open mind : )

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  • 2
    [-] Sreekanth Vadagiri (@sreeix) 5 years ago

    I was going to propose the coffeescript topic, but now that i see this, i'd like to take this on. Maybe with a slightly different title. -Sreekanth(sreeix at gmail)

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    [-] Govind Kanshi (@govindsk) 5 years ago

    My only suggestion is - please discuss - why coffeescript? No really -We have javascript already, eod one needs to understand how javascript works with its warts and its seduction. IMHO coffeescript tries to create this distance. (as I said just my opinion). I can understand java/c#/python folks wanting to work with their language and using a cross compiler to produce js and never have to deal with anything html/js/css. Thanks for listening.

  • 1
    [-] Aditya (@netroy) 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago)

    Great slides on coffeescript ...

    Who so ever is picking up this talk, should have a look at these slides

  • 0
    [-] Shreyas Satish (@ss) Proposer Reviewer 5 years ago

    "CoffeeScript is well done and more convenient to use than JavaScript" - Brendan Eich, inventor of JavaScript.

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