August 2011 Meeting

CoffeeScript

CoffeeScript is a small language that compiles to Javascript.

From the official website:

The golden rule of CoffeeScript is: "It's just JavaScript". The code compiles one-to-one into the equivalent JS, and there is no interpretation at runtime. You can use any existing JavaScript library seamlessly (and vice-versa). The compiled output is readable and pretty-printed, passes through JavaScript Lint without warnings, will work in every JavaScript implementation, and tends to run as fast or faster than the equivalent handwritten JavaScript.

In this talk, we will discuss how Coffeescript tries to smooth over the warts in the language without abstracting away the power in it.

Video

Fawad Halim is a developer at Thomson Reuters who loves playing with random programming languages in his spare time.

When: 2011-08-10 18:00:00

Where: Redpoint, 233 South Wacker Dr, Suite 750, Chicago (map)

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