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  • The Art of Transpilers - From One Programming Language to Another
    4 projects | | 30 Jun 2022
    CoffeeScript tries to solve a slightly different problem. Instead of providing a superset that makes your code less prone to bugs, CoffeeScript makes JavaScript prettier.
  • Rulex – A new, portable, regular expression language
    20 projects | | 9 Jun 2022
    After looking at all the examples I can't say I'm a fan. Sometimes it's even more verbose than standard regular expressions. Over the years I've become quite familiar with regexp so maybe I'm just biased, but I'd rather have something like CoffeeScript's block expressions instead, where you can easily group and document each part:

  • Converting your vanilla Javascript app to TypeScript
    5 projects | | 9 May 2022
    The Javascript language has gone through many updates throughout its long (in internet terms) history. Along with its rapidly changing ecosystem and maturing developer base came attempts to ease some of Javascript’s shortcomings. Of note, one of the more significant attempts was CoffeeScript (initial release in 2009) which adds syntactic sugar and features that make programming easier.
  • SNOWBOL -- Need your opinion on a future project I'm planning on building. Would you use a language which is basically just COBOL but with simplified syntax?
    2 projects | | 23 Apr 2022
    I think it would make a lot more sense to make a language with similar semantics to COBOL, but modernized syntax. Instead of Typescript, a better model might be Coffeescript or Moonscript, which have a nearly 1:1 semantic mapping with their target language, but offer a more ergonomic and less verbose syntax. I haven't worked with COBOL at all, but I think the verbose syntax is probably one of the most offputting parts of the language. Stuff like move 1 to fact or multiply num by fact is tedious to type and read compared to fact = 1 or num *= fact. It's similar to how a mathematician would write equations like "z = x1.5 + y" instead of "z is equal to the sum of x raised to the power of 1.5 and y". The shorter form is not only quicker to write, but also easier to understand once you're familiar with the notational conventions.
  • Kotlin for JavaScript
    11 projects | | 26 Mar 2022
  • A list of new budding programming languages and their interesting features?
    12 projects | | 18 Mar 2022
    3 days late, but there's this list from CoffeeScript's docs.
  • First look: adding type annotations to JavaScript
    8 projects | | 10 Mar 2022
    CoffeeScript, for one, is already at least talking about emitting TS [1]. These kinds of changes are vigorously debated though, e.g. [2]. Once ECMA type comments get to stage 4, CS would probably also adapt the new syntax. Other compile-to-js languages that already ship with their own type system will probably be indifferent to the debated proposal.


  • Thoughts on TypeScript
    4 projects | | 4 Mar 2022
    Transpiled languages were nothing new to the web dev community. Let’s see - we had CoffeeScript, Flow, Elm, GWT counts? sure why not, and of course TS (and probably more I’ve neglected). So we must ask ourselves why TS won, right? Well, at least I did.
  • Differences between TypeScript and Elm
    7 projects | | 5 Feb 2022
    Alternative to Elm can be PureScript, ClojureScript, ReasonML, ReScript, and other languages that compile to JavaScript. There are also newer and interesting languages that are still in an explorative state like Ren or Derw.
  • Which GUI framework to use for a new project?
    2 projects | | 1 Feb 2022
    I mean saying that Typescript is not JS is saying CoffeeScript.
  • Malloy – A Better SQL, from Looker
    3 projects | | 23 Jan 2022
    Agreed. I'm not a big fan but the Coffescript docs do this beautifully.
  • Web Technologies Every Web Developer Must Know
    12 projects | | 22 Dec 2021
    As we explained before, since computers don’t use languages that are anything like human languages, they need a different way to communicate. Here are some of the most popular programming languages: Javascript – used by all web browsers, Meteor, and lots of other frameworks CoffeeScript – a “dialect” of JavaScript. It is viewed as simpler but it converts back into JavaScript Python – used by the Django framework as well as in the majority of mathematical calculations Ruby – used by the Ruby on Rails framework PHP – used by WordPress to create those WYSIWYG editors that everyone is using now. It’s also used by Facebook, Wikipedia, and other major sites Go – newer language, built for speed Swift – Apple’s newest programming language Java – used by Android and a lot of desktop applications.
  • Why we migrated to TypeScript after all
    3 projects | | 19 Nov 2021
    You may be thinking now: okay but why on earth didn't you start with TypeScript if you wanted to use tools that developers like. The truth is that when we started developing we were optimizing for speed; with limited TypeScript experience back then we felt that there would potentially be many unknown issues to overcome if we had decided to go down that route. Furthermore, TypeScript was not as widely established as it is today and it would have been really sad if we had chosen a language that would wane in popularity after a couple of years (cough CoffeeScript and friends). That isn't to say that we didn't like TypeScript, on the contrary, we have always thought TypeScript was incredibly powerful, however, by Lindy, we decided that it was worth waiting a bit.
  • I wouldn’t want someone who knows Java either
    1 project | | 1 Nov 2021
  • Blur - Coffee and TV
    1 project | | 14 Oct 2021
    Sweet as love! And there is a related language called CoffeeScript.


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