CoffeeScript for the Rubyist

A session at Aloha Ruby Conference 2012

Tuesday 9th October, 2012

10:30am to 11:15am (HST)

CoffeeScript is taking the world, and particularly the Rails eco system, by storm. This little language has provided an almost Ruby like abstraction onto of JavaScript. CoffeeScript is trying to make writing front end code as much fun as Ruby makes writing backend code.

In this talk we start with the basic concepts of CoffeeScript and move on to the more powerful and fun features of the language. While we're looking at CoffeeScript we'll see how it relates to the Ruby code we write everyday. What do Ruby 1.9 lambdas and CoffeeScript functions have in common? Which of the two languages supports splats, default arguments, and ranges? The answers may surprise you.

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Mark Bates

Software Developer, Consultant, Musician, Author, Father, Entrepreneur. 2006 Time's Person of the Year. Voice behind http://www.metacasts.tv bio from Twitter

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Time 10:30am11:15am HST

Date Tue 9th October 2012

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  • Programming in CoffeeScript
  • Distributed Programming with Ruby

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