# Friday, 13 January 2012

Today I found out about a freely available online book about Coffeescript.

If you don’t know what Coffeescript is all about then please take a look at this short introduction taken from Wikipedia:

“CoffeeScript is a programming language that transcompiles to JavaScript. The language adds syntactic sugar inspired by Ruby, Python and Haskell to enhance JavaScript's brevity and readability, as well as adding more sophisticated features like array comprehension and pattern matching. CoffeeScript compiles predictably to JavaScript and programs can be written with less code (typically 1/3 fewer lines) with no effect on runtime performance.”

Cool!

Of course besides being cool as a language, developers like to have cool editors to work with. One I found is the free Mindscape Web Workbench.

If you’re more into learning from video tutorials you can check out the Pluralsight training or Tekpub one.

Grz, Kris.

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# Friday, 09 September 2011

Be sure to check it out on http://bodil.github.com/coffeescript/.

So CoffeeScript looks great but now what? Well, recently Scott Hanselman wrote about some cool support for Coffeescript inside Visual Studio: CoffeeScript, Sass and LESS support for Visual Studio and ASP.NET with the Mindscape Web Workbench. Cool stuff happening.

Grz, Kris.

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