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CoffeeScript 1.7 Released: Adds Chaining Without Parenthesis, Multiline Strings and More

by Burke Holland on  Feb 08, 2014

Jeremy Ashkenas has released version 1.7 of CoffeeScript, and with it introduced some highly anticipated changes to the popular JavaScript transpiler. Version 1.7 includes one of the most popular requests for the language; support for chaining without parenthesis.

WebStorm 7.0 Adds Support for Even More Web Technologies

by Abel Avram on  Sep 26, 2013

JetBrains has just released WebStorm 7.0 GA with support for EJS, Mustache, Handlebars, Web Components, Stylus, Karma, Istanbul, Compass, and comes with various enhancements.

Meet Nanoko: a Javascript SOA Platform and Build Process

by Tim Heckel on  Jun 22, 2013

Built by Ubidreams and Dynamis Technologies, Nanoko is a Javascript build process designed to provide modularity and reusability, complementing existing tools instead of reinventing them.

Study: Clojure, CoffeeScript and Haskell Are the Most Expressive General-purpose Languages

by Abel Avram on  Mar 28, 2013 12

According to a study, the most expressive general-purpose languages are Clojure, CoffeeScript and Haskell. The study uses LoC/commit as the measuring unit of expressiveness.

Community-Driven Research: JavaScript MVC Frameworks vs. Compile to JavaScript Languages

by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 04, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with a 45th question: "JavaScript MVC Frameworks vs. Compile to JavaScript Languages". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

Web Workbench Adds Support for Visual Studio 11

by Jenni Konrad on  Mar 15, 2012 5

Web Workbench, the extension that brings Sass, LESS, and Coffeescript to Visual Studio, has been updated. This release adds support for Visual Studio 11, improvements to the import process and collapsible outlining for CoffeeScript.

GitHub Has Open Sourced Janky, A CI Server

by Abel Avram on  Dec 23, 2011

GitHub has open sourced Janky, their Continuous Integration server built on top of Jenkins and augmented with Hubot, a chat automation tool.

WebStorm 3.0: JetBrains Provides a More Complete JavaScript IDE

by Abel Avram on  Dec 21, 2011 3

WebStorm 3.0 adds support for Node.js, CoffeeScript, JSLint, JavaScript Unit Testing and includes enhancements of the JavaScript and XSLT debuggers.

Languages Come to Javascript VMs: CoffeeScript 1.0, StratifiedJS, C/C++ with Emscripten, Python

by Werner Schuster on  Dec 25, 2010 7

Javascript's ubiquity and increasingly fast VMs have made it an interesting runtime for languages. InfoQ looks at languages and tools that compile to Javascript: CoffeeScript 1.0, StratifiedJS, the Emscripten LLVM backend which brings C/C++ to Javascript, and more.

Languages Come to Javascript VMs: CoffeeScript 1.0, StratifiedJS, C/C++ with Emscripten, Python

by Werner Schuster on  Dec 25, 2010

Javascripts ubiquity and increasingly fast VMs have made it an interesting runtime for languages. InfoQ looks at languages and tools that compile to Javascript: CoffeeScript 1.0, StratifiedJS, the Emscripten LLVM backend which brings C/C++ to Javascript, and more.

CoffeeScript - JavaScript the Good Parts

by Michael Hunger on  Aug 05, 2010 7

As CoffeeScript 0.9.0 was just released, we asked Jeremy Ashkenas to give us some insights into the language. He intends it to be known as "Javascript as you would have liked it to be." CoffeeScript is source to source cross compiled to JavaScript and provides many interesting language cleanups and enhancements and some additional features.

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