IBM developerWorks: Ryan McGeary on CoffeeScript

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Learn more about this lightweight language, syntactically inspired by Ruby and Python and referred to as JavaScript's less-ostentatious kid brother. Find out how CoffeeScript, which is built on top of node.js and compiles to JavaScript, makes functional programming cleaner and produces more reada.

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Learn more about this lightweight language, syntactically inspired by Ruby and Python and referred to as JavaScript's less-ostentatious kid brother. Find out how CoffeeScript, which is built on top of node.js and compiles to JavaScript, makes functional programming cleaner and produces more readable JavaScript.

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