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CoffeeScript for the JavaScript Developer

Pure Code and JavaScript Continental 5
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CoffeeScript is taking the world, by storm. This little language has provided an almost Ruby/Python like abstraction onto of JavaScript. CoffeeScript is trying to make writing front end code as much fun as writing backend code can be.

In this talk we start with the basic concepts of CoffeeScript and move on to the more powerful and fun features of the language. We’ll learn how CoffeeScript helps us prevent common JavaScript bugs such as bad scope and improper use of ==. We’ll also learn about the fun new constructs it provides like classes, inheritance, and bound functions.

Never before has writing front end applications been so easy, and so much fun! Your applications will come alive as you start writing more powerful code, quicker and more stable/secure. Come see what all the cools kids are talking about.

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Mark Bates

Meta42 Labs, LLC

Mark Bates is the founder and chief architect of the Boston, MA based consulting company, Meta42 Labs. Mark spends his days focusing on new application development and consulting for his clients. At night he writes books, raises kids, and occasionally he forms a band and “tries to make it”.

Mark has been writing web applications, in one form or another, since 1996. His career starting as a UI developer writing HTML and JavaScript applications before moving towards the middle(ware) with Java and Ruby.

Always wanting to share his wisdom, or more correctly just wanting to hear the sound of his own voice, Mark has spoken at several high profile conferences, include RubyConf and jQueryConf. Mark has also taught classes on Ruby and Ruby on Rails. In 2009 Mark’s first (surprisingly not his last!) book, “Distributed Programming with Ruby”, was published by Addison-Wesley. In 2012 Addison-Wesley published Mark’s second book, “Programming in CoffeeScript”.

Mark lives just outside of Boston with his wife Rachel and their two sons, Dylan and Leo. Mark can be found on the web at:,, and


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