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Jeremy Ashkenas – A Cup of CoffeeScript

Web Directions South 2011, Sydney, October 13th.

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Session description

After a lost decade in the wilderness, JavaScript is starting to change and evolve. We’ll look at CoffeeScript, a little language that compiles into JavaScript, providing concise ways to to write many common JavaScript patterns. We’ll cover syntactic and semantic pain points, polyfills, sugar, and how you can start experimenting with your own flavor of JS.

About Jeremy Ashkenas

Photo of Jeremy AshkenasJeremy Ashkenas is part of the Interactive News team at the New York Times, as well as the lead developer of DocumentCloud, helping news organizations analyze and publish the primary source documents behind the news. He works on CoffeeScript, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Docco, Jammit, and Ruby-Processing, among other opensource projects.

Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @jashkenas

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