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2012-09-27 22:01:29.206969+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

JavaScript: The Good Parts[Wiki] is a great book that convinced me I should be working in CoffeeScript...

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-28 22:36:22.500305+00 by: John Anderson

It is also written with an extremely dry sense of humor. One of the few, downright-just-well-written technical books, really. I quote:

undefined and NaN are not constants. They are global variables, and you can change their values. That should not be possible, and yet it is. Don't do it.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-28 16:59:36.093382+00 by: Dan Lyke

Snicker. No, it's not, but the author freely admits that it ain't all pretty, and in the process of him picking out the bits he likes I got a way better feel for the language. If you have to deal with JavaScript, I highly recommend it.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-28 15:34:30.918686+00 by: other_todd

Is JavaScript: The Good Parts one of those joke-shop books with nothing but empty pages?

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-28 15:19:44.643859+00 by: meuon

If only we could go back to 1993 and fix all the bad ideas for the interent.

Sometimes I swear we'd be better off if browsers only understood line numbered basic and C,

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-28 13:13:00.810613+00 by: Dan Lyke

All true, and I can come up with a whole raft of additional complaints I have against CoffeeScript. We're way into "sucks less" territory...

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-28 08:22:34.539457+00 by: spc476

CoffeeScript: less typing, bad readability (via Hacker News).