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Symbiotic Languages: Transpiling into JavaScript
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by on Jan 29, 2013 |

Jeremy Ashkenas discusses symbiotic languages and transpilers in general, then focuses on a particular case: CoffeeScript vs. JavaScript.


Jeremy Ashkenas works on the Interactive News team at the New York Times, and at, helping news organizations analyze and publish the primary source documents behind the news. He created CoffeeScript, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Docco and Jammit, among other open source projects.

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