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Unfancy JavaScript

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about CoffeeScript and what they use it for.
  • Why React isn't dying
    On the other hand, companies choose React because that's where all the developers are. If you want to build something that can be maintained years from now, you better not choose the next hype train that goes straight to nowhere (remember CoffeeScript ?). You want something battle tested that has stood the test of time, where you won't have trouble finding developers to scale once you need to. And nobody ever got... - Source: / about 2 months ago
  • Civet: The CoffeeScript of TypeScript
    Http:// this comes from Lisp and makes a lot of things easier. Obviously this was not implemented in ES6 because it would break compatibility and there is also some problems with implicit returns that made the feature a bit weird I wonder if a syntax like this for JS would work: const eldest = if (24>41) { escape "Liz" } else { escape "Ike" } with "escape" working like a mix of "break"... - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Civet: The CoffeeScript of TypeScript
    Coffeescript[1] was a flavour of JS syntax meant to look similar to Ruby syntax. You just compiled it back to JS. It was nice for working on Rails projects since it made everything feel more “cohesive”. I assume this project is here for older Coffeescript[1] projects who want to start using typescript, and need access to interfaces/types that were present in old CS files. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Im listening...
    Silly me forgot about CoffeeScript. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • The Art of Transpilers - From One Programming Language to Another
    CoffeeScript tries to solve a slightly different problem. Instead of providing a superset that makes your code less prone to bugs, CoffeeScript makes JavaScript prettier. - Source: / 9 months ago
  • Rulex – A new, portable, regular expression language
    After looking at all the examples I can't say I'm a fan. Sometimes it's even more verbose than standard regular expressions. Over the years I've become quite familiar with regexp so maybe I'm just biased, but I'd rather have something like CoffeeScript's block expressions instead, where you can easily group and document each part: - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Converting your vanilla Javascript app to TypeScript
    The Javascript language has gone through many updates throughout its long (in internet terms) history. Along with its Rapidly changing ecosystem and maturing developer base came attempts to ease some of Javascript’s shortcomings. Of note, One of the more significant attempts was CoffeeScript (initial release in 2009) which adds Syntactic sugar and features that make programming easier. - Source: / 11 months ago
  • SNOWBOL -- Need your opinion on a future project I'm planning on building. Would you use a language which is basically just COBOL but with simplified syntax?
    I think it would make a lot more sense to make a language with similar semantics to COBOL, but modernized syntax. Instead of Typescript, a better model might be Coffeescript or Moonscript, which have a nearly 1:1 semantic mapping with their target language, but offer a more ergonomic and less verbose syntax. I haven't worked with COBOL at all, but I think the verbose syntax is probably one of the most offputting... - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Thoughts on TypeScript
    Transpiled languages were nothing new to the web dev community. Let’s see - we had CoffeeScript, Flow, Elm, GWT counts? Sure why not, and of course TS (and probably more I’ve neglected). So we must ask ourselves why TS won, right? Well, at least I did. - Source: / about 1 year ago
  • Which GUI framework to use for a new project?
    I mean saying that Typescript is not JS is saying CoffeeScript. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Malloy – A Better SQL, from Looker
    Agreed. I'm not a big fan but the Coffescript docs do this beautifully. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Web Technologies Every Web Developer Must Know
    As we explained before, since computers don’t use languages that are anything like human languages, they need a different way to communicate. Here are some of the most popular programming languages: Javascript – used by all web browsers, Meteor, and lots of other frameworks CoffeeScript – a “dialect” of JavaScript. It is viewed as simpler but it converts back into JavaScript Python – used by the Django... - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • Blur - Coffee and TV
    Sweet as love! And there is a related language called CoffeeScript. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Switching Spaces – Building Cohesive Rooms with Autumn Crossan
    Autumn: I don't have a really good name for this, honestly. I'm struggling to even describe it in ways that are cohesive at all. In my experience, the sorts of things that I'm interested in doing winds up involving a lot of certainly more people work than tech work. There's a lot more mentoring. There's a lot more meeting with people about the current state of things. And in my case, it was lots of discovery of... - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • Block closing in JavaScript
    There are inofficial flavors like Elm, CoffeeScript or the newer Imba, but I don't want to add another thing to my already huge JavaScript toolchain. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • IntelliSense for CoffeeScript
    If anybody reading this does use coffeescript today, I'd love to know why. Well I obviously use it (a lot), and do so simply because I prefer its syntax. See top of for an overview+playground. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • The History Of JavaScript ⌛
    CoffeeScript adds syntax sugar to JavaScript that makes it in an effort to enhance JavaScript’s brevity and readability. Its also not understood by rowsers and needs complied into standard JavaScript. - Source: / almost 2 years ago
  • All into off-side rule (indentation syntax): Html/Css/JavaScript
    This short post is about writing code with Pug/Stylus/PureScript to generate Html/Css/JavaScript. - Source: / about 3 years ago
  • **** TypeScript
    JavaScript is an extremely elegant language. It's syntax is relatively simple and extremely flexible. This has lead to things like CoffeeScript, LiveScript, and the explosion of transpiling. - Source: / almost 2 years ago
  • '^(\w|\.|\_|\-)+[@](\w|\_|\-|\.)+[.]\w{2,3}$'
    Depends on the language. In CoffeeScript you can. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Customized Python Syntax
    I understand that what you're focused on the transpiler (LangTrans), rather than the particular dialect of Python or whatever language you're preprocessing with it. Most similar projects I can think of are really about the particular dialect (like Moonscript for Lua, CoffeeScript for JS, the various CSS preprocessors, etc.), rather than the transpiler itself. Off the top of my head, I can only think of Babel as a... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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