CoffeeScript

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CoffeeScript is a language that compiles into JavaScript. It uses an alternative syntax to the Java-like syntax of JavaScript, and is one of many new transpiled languages used in web development.
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Our mentors are friendly, experienced CoffeeScript developers who will help teach you new techniques and tricks.
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458 Students

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Track exercises

21 Exercises

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About CoffeeScript

class HelloWorld
  hello: (name = 'World') ->
    "Hello, #{name}!"
module.exports = HelloWorld

CoffeeScript is a language which transpiles into JavaScript, used for making dynamic websites (both in the web browser, and on the server). The transpiler is used to transform CoffeeScript code into JavaScript before running, to keep compability and the same performance of JavaScript while providing many new features!

CoffeeScript was created to provide a simplified way to write JavaScript, based on a blend of the Ruby and Python languages. One difference is the use of indentation and arrows to replace JavaScript's verbose function code, and introduces useful features from functional languages including pattern matching.

CoffeeScript is one of many new languages that transpiles to JavaScript, including TypeScript and Flow - the community is growing, and these types of languages are very popular.

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Meet the CoffeeScript Track mentors

Once you join the CoffeeScript language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Ryan Boris GitHub

I have written CoffeeScript as part of various JS frameworks, open source projects, and profesionally. I've also taught CoffeeScript via webinar and tutorials that were part of my weekly dev-based webcast. Please feel free to ask me any questions!
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Steven Atkinson https://github.com/mrstebo

From discovering Coffeescript during my time learning Ruby on Rails, to loving it. I've been using Coffeescript to build personal projects for over 4 years now.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced CoffeeScript exercises

These are a few of the 21 exercises on the CoffeeScript track. You can see all the exercises here.

Word Count
easy
maps
strings
text formatting
transforming
variables
Palindrome Products
easy
arrays
integers
math
Atbash Cipher
medium
arrays
cryptography
strings
text formatting
Luhn
easy
algorithms
arrays
integers
pattern recognition
Bob
medium
conditionals
control flow switch
text formatting
Hexadecimal
easy
integers
transforming
math

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