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Up and Running with CoffeeScript
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Up and Running with CoffeeScript

with Ray Villalobos

Video: Welcome

Hello this is Ray Villalobos and welcome to Up and Running with CoffeeScript. Then I'll show you how to work with the basic syntax in CoffeeScript and

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Up and Running with CoffeeScript
1h 48m Intermediate Mar 28, 2014

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Learning CoffeeScript allows front-end developers to write JavaScript more beautifully and efficiently. It gives your code an extra zing. This course teaches the best features from the CoffeeScript language, like splats and ranges, plus how to write common JavaScript commands more efficiently using CoffeeScript. Author Ray Villalobos also shows how to work with Gulp.js, a streaming build system for not only CoffeeScript, but also Sass, LESS, JavaScript, and CSS.

Topics include:
  • What is CoffeeScript?
  • Setting up a project with Gulp.js
  • Adding CoffeeScript to your workflow
  • Dealing with array ranges
  • Working with conditional statements
  • Using loops
  • Working with splats
Subjects:
Developer Web Web Design Web Development
Software:
CoffeeScript
Author:
Ray Villalobos

Welcome

Hello this is Ray Villalobos and welcome to Up and Running with CoffeeScript. In this course I'm going to show you how to work with a language that's going to help you write JavaScript faster and with less errors. It's a preprocessed language much like LESS and Sass but it compiles into pure JavaScript. So I'll start by showing you what CoffeeScript is and how it can help you be better at JavaScript. I'll show you some of the online tools that are going to be helpful if you just want to try out CoffeeScript. Then I'll set up a project workflow with a tool called gulp.js.

This is a tool that'll help you create an efficient workflow for working with websites. Not just with CoffeeScript but with things like Sass LESS compressing and minifying your JavaScript and CSS. Then I'll show you how to work with the basic syntax in CoffeeScript and how to work with typical JavaScript constructs like arrays conditional statements loops and comprehensions. And some of the unique features of the language like splats the switch statement and slicing arrays and ranges.

There's a lot to learn but that's why you're here. So let's get up and running with CoffeeScript.

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