Getting sip of CoffeeScript

CoffeeScript brings new elegance and efficiency to the writing of JavaScript. It helpfully enforces JavaScript best practices. And it compiles into highly performant JSLint compliant code. The golden rule of CoffeeScript is: “It’s just JavaScript”.

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    CoffeeScript Basics -- A Teach Me To Code Tutorial

    CoffeeScript is now going to be a default installation with Ruby on Rails. So, I installed CoffeeScript and NodeJS and have been playing with it for the last hour or so. Here are the basics you need to know to use CoffeeScript including functions, arrays, hashes (objects), control functions (if, else, unless) and loops.

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    CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development

    I had a blast when I started playing with CoffeeScript. Everything I'd been trying to do with JavaScript was suddenly so much simpler, the code so much cleaner. Within a week, I was able to do anything I could do in JavaScript in less time and with fewer bugs.Apparently I wasn't the only one who found CoffeeScript to be a joy.

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    CoffeeScript Intro Video by Sam Stephenson of 37signals

    Sam Stephenson, of 37signals and Prototype.js, gives a 45-minute introductory walk through CoffeeScript, it's uses and benefits, at the Future of Web Apps London, 2011. Telling Screenshots from the Presentation Check out these CoffeeScript / JavaScript side-by-side comparisons. The screenshots are not high resolution, but you can get the idea.

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    Rocking Out With CoffeeScript | Nettuts+

    Even though CoffeeScript is a new language, you'll learn it very quickly. You should, since it's only JavaScript flaunting with some flashy clothes, after all. It reads like Ruby or Python, but compiles down to pure, non-fluffy JavaScript. Today, we're going to take a look at why everyone is talking about CoffeeScript.

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    Coffeescript Tutorial | PeepCode Screencast

    Meet CoffeeScript Preview Download Free Preview NOTE: The code sample has been updated for a minor change in CoffeeScript 1.2 CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles to JavaScript. It adds useful features and smoother syntax while compiling to clean, readable JavaScript.

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    Js2coffee: convert JavaScript code to CoffeeScript

    Js2coffee helps you migrate projects to CoffeeScript by compiling your JavaScript code into CoffeeScript.

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    CoffeeScript the Awesome

    This session will look at the benefits this language brings over the native JavaScript alternative, the syntactical double rainbow it creates, the problems you'll face and of course how you can actually use it in different technology stacks such as Ruby, node.js, .NET and Java.

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    #267 CoffeeScript Basics - RailsCasts

    CoffeeScript allows you to write JavaScript in a concise, elegant fashion. Here I convert JavaScript code to CoffeeScript in a Rails 3.1 app.

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    Code School - CoffeeScript

    Try the powerful little language that compiles into Javascript.

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