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CoffeeScript by Trevor Burnham
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Nov 30, 2011

it was ok
Read from December 29 to 31, 2011

As a preface: coffeescript is awesome. This book is not.

The first four chapters are good, but way to short. I wanted way more 'this is how it works' and more examples of good looking code. Many of the code examples are ugly.

The last two chapters are not related to the rest of the book, and not why I purchased this book.

I'm sure eventually later editions of this will be much better or other better books will be published. I feel like printing out the online docs would have been a better option.
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message 1: by Ken-ichi (new)

Ken-ichi You guys thinking of switching?

Michael Economy Like where we 'switched' to haml? hehehe

Not sure, I'm gonna read the book before we even touch it I think.

Have you used coffeescript yet?

message 3: by Ken-ichi (last edited Nov 30, 2011 05:14PM) (new)

Ken-ichi I haven't, but it looks pretty. I've been going backward in time and coding in Java. Pretty much the stupidest language I've ever used since C++.

Michael Economy Why?

message 5: by Ken-ichi (new)

Ken-ichi Writing an Android app... myself. Probably a mistake.

Michael Economy You can do it!

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