• Web Development
    Writing Hubot Plugins with CoffeeScriptPreview
    In case you've been hiding under a rock, Campfire is a real-time chat application, written by our friends at 37 Signals. Campfire has a robust API, giving you the ability to bolt on tools to better the team environment.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Better CoffeeScript Testing With MochaMocha coffeescript
    Recently, I’ve been doing a considerable amount of CoffeeScript work. One problem I ran into early-on was testing: I didn’t want to manually convert my CoffeeScript to JavaScript before I could test it. Instead, I wanted to test from CoffeeScript directly. How’d I end up doing it? Read on to find out!Read More…
  • Interviews
    Should You Learn CoffeeScript?Preview
    I'd imagine that I represent a large portion of the web development community. I'm very intrigued by CoffeeScript; I've even learned the syntax and used it in a few demos. However, I haven't yet taken the plunge and used it in a real project. It comes down to this one question for me: is CoffeeScript something that is truly worth investing time and effort into learning? I wasn't sure, so I compiled a list of frequently asked questions (along with a few of my own), and asked some masters in the industry - on both sides of the fence - for their advice. Read More…
  • Web Development
    Rocking Out With CoffeeScriptPreview
    Even though CoffeeScript is a new language, you'll learn it very quickly. You should, since it's only JavaScript flaunting with some flashy clothes, after all. It reads like Ruby or Python, but compiles down to pure, non-fluffy JavaScript. Today, we're going to take a look at why everyone is talking about CoffeeScript.Read More…