Functional JavaScript with CoffeeScript and Node

Functional scripting masters web application complexity

From the developerWorks archives

Andrew Glover

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: February 21, 2012

CoffeeScript is famous for smoothing out JavaScript's rough edges, but it has other advantages worth exploring. In this article, Andrew Glover shows you how CoffeeScript's cleaner syntax makes it easer to leverage functional constructs in JavaScript libraries, especially for server-side programming in Node.js. He concludes with a series of short demonstrations in using Underscore.js, a utility library for JavaScript, to handle collections in CoffeeScript and Node.

This content is no longer being updated or maintained. The full article is provided "as is" in a PDF file. Given the rapid evolution of technology, some steps and illustrations may have changed.



static.content.url=http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/js/artrating/
SITE_ID=1
Zone=Java development, Web development
ArticleID=794425
ArticleTitle=Functional JavaScript with CoffeeScript and Node
publish-date=02212012