The New Startup Stack

A session at Web 2.0 Expo New York 2011

Monday 10th October, 2011

9:00am to 12:00pm (EST)

Just two years ago, most developers saw JavaScript as a necessary evil—a clunky, quirky language that happened to be the only thing that could run in all browsers. Then strange things started happening. Node.js proved that JavaScript could thrive on the server. CoffeeScript made it easier to tap the power beneath JavaScript’s syntactic quirks. And V8 made it one of the fastest dynamic languages in the world. Suddenly, JavaScript was everywhere… and it was awesome. This workshop will focus on using CoffeeScript on the server side with Node.js and the Express framework. We’ll build a full-fledged backend, complete with MongoDB persistence and unit tests. On the front-end, we’ll use Backbone.js and HTML5’s local storage to handle data monitoring and syncing. You’ll see how CoffeeScript and event-based design patterns keep your code performant and human-friendly on both the front and back ends.

Trevor Burnham, Author of CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development

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Trevor Burnham

Pragmatic Programmers

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Time 9:00am12:00pm EST

Date Mon 10th October 2011

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  • CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development (Pragmatic)

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