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Symbiotic Languages: Transpiling into JavaScript



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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Why a conference on emerging programming languages? As new problems in computing arise, new languages are being created to help tackle those problems. We want to bring together programming language creators, researchers, and enthusiasts to share goals, experiences, and challenges. Our goal is advancing the state of the art in programming language design and implementation.

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Jan 29, 2013