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#33 – March 29th, 2012 @ 6:30 pmChoosing CoffeeScriptSignedOn - 373 Washington Street, 02128, Boston MA

Should you use CoffeeScript in your web application?

CoffeeScript is a programming language that compiles into JavaScript and has been steadily rising in popularity since its release two years ago.

Adam Buggia (@abuggia) is an Engineering Director at Localytics where he implements front-end functionality using CoffeeScript.

Adam will highlight some of the advantages of using CoffeeScript and take you through the decision process to use CoffeeScript in their mobile analytics dashboard.

 

After the presentation | demonstration, we will go around the room introducing ourselves and asking the group for advice | opinions on any JavaScript-related issues members are facing.

This meeting is being hosted by SignedOn, located on Floor 4 at 373 Washington St, Down-Town Crossing, MA. A one minute walk from State T station. You can use the map on http://signedon.com/ to see where the closest parking spots are.

 

About Coffee Script

CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath all those awkward braces and semicolons, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous object model at its heart. CoffeeScript is an attempt to expose the good parts of JavaScript in a simple way.

http://coffeescript.org/

 

Check out some of the apps and sites that Coffee script being used in today:

 

CloudApp

CloudApp allows you to share images, links, music, videosand files.

http://getcloudapp.com/

 

WebGLCraft

WebGL implementation of Minecraft written in Coffeescript.

http://danielribeiro.github.com/WebGLCraft/

 

Posterous

A blogging platform. Used CoffeeScript to create its revamped "Spaces" front-end. 

https://posterous.com/

 

EtherCalc

 Massively multiplayer online spreadsheet. (CoffeeScript + Zappa.js)

http://www.ethercalc.org/start

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