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CoffeeScript Programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js

Title CoffeeScript Programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js
Authors Michael Erasmus
Publisher Packt Publishing
Date 2012-12-13
Pages 140
ISBN 1849519587

Compared to many other books written on these topics, this book has some advantages:

1) It is short. Reading 100+ pages will only take a few days. 2) It is entertaining. Throughout the book a todo app is developed by using the above mentioned frameworks: Rails and NodeJS. So readers can clearly see which framework achieves which goals. 3) Even if you are familiar with these frameworks, you can easily skip introductory pages (how to install, etc.), as they are really short.

Last but not least, Coffeescript is introduced as a way to fix common problems and pitfalls in Javascript. That is, the author will really convince you why any Javascript developer needs to switch to Coffeescript.

Also, the book provides some URLs for people interested in learning more about certain technologies.