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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn CoffeeScript

CoffeeScript is a very succinct programming language that transcompiles into JavaScript, so there is no interpretation at runtime. The syntax is inspired by Ruby, Python and Haskell, and implements many features from these three languages.

CoffeeScript is closely related to JavaScript without having its eccentricities. However, CoffeeScript offers more than fixing many of the oddities of JavaScript, as it has some useful features including array comprehensions, prototype aliases and classes. It allows developers to write less code to get more done.

CoffeeScript is a new language, first appearing in 2009. The first stable release shortly followed in December 2010.

Here’s our recommended tutorials to learn CoffeeScript. If you’re looking for free CoffeeScript programming books, check here.


1. Learn CoffeeScript in Y minutes by Tenor Biel

As one of the successors to JavaScript, CoffeeScript tries its best to output readable, pretty-printed and smooth-running JavaScript code, which works well in every JavaScript runtime.

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2. CoffeeMug by Lorenz Lo Sauer

A concise, hands-on CoffeeScript tutorial.

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3. Writing Better JavaScript with CoffeeScript: The Basics

This is the first part a series of articles that introduces you to this wonderful programming language.

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4. CoffeeScript Tutorials by LevelUpTuts

A series of video tutorials with broad coverage.

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