February 2012

February 21, 2012

6:10 - 7:40 PM

Speaker

Darrin Holst (@darrinholst)

Topic

CoffeeScript

From coffeescript.org

The golden rule of CoffeeScript is: "It's just JavaScript". The code compiles one-to-one into the equivalent JS, and there is no interpretation at runtime.
  • Why - If it's just JavaScript then why would I want to use it?
  • What - Covering syntax and idioms.
  • Where - I'll be discussing rails integration and how you'd use it outside of Rails.
  • Warts - It's not all rainbows and ponies…I'll show some things that I don't like.
  • Testing - not specific to CoffeeScript, but I'll show how I've been doing headless testing with Jasmine and PhantomJS.

Note that our meeting time has been moved back 10 minutes to make it easier for those who want to park on the street.

Meeting Location

Foundry Coworking
418 6th Ave, Suite 210
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309

This is in the Liberty Building, directly above the Hyatt Place Hotel.

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

Click here for a map.

Dinner After the Meeting

If you can, please plan to join us for dinner at a local restaurant after the meeting.

Source code

Demo app from the presentation:
https://github.com/dholst/irb-coffeescript-demo