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  • CoffeeScript: JavaScript without the Fail

    by Bodil Stokke

    JavaScript. Love it or hate it, in the web development world it's impossible to avoid it. It was designed in one week by one man at Netscape, just to keep the browser from standardising on something even worse -- and it shows. Oh, it's not all bad, but the Good Parts -- which actually make up a pretty neat language -- are well hidden in among all the Bad Parts, which are there to make you, the JavaScript developer, suffer.

    CoffeeScript is a language designed to take the Good Parts out of JavaScript and make a new, concise and beautiful language out of them. It runs anywhere JavaScript does -- in fact, it compiles to fairly readable JavaScript -- so you can already use it in your web applications and wherever else you've been stuck with JavaScript. In this talk, you'll learn what CoffeeScript looks like, how it relates to the JavaScript you know, and what new features it has to offer. In fact, if you already know JavaScript well, you'll probably be perfectly fluent in CoffeeScript after this -- it's that easy. And trust me, your life will be so much better for it.

    At 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Thursday 8th September

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