Category Archives: CoffeeScript

Book Review: CoffeeScript Programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js

Today I’m going to review the ebook version of CoffeeScript Programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js authored by Michael Erasmus and published my Packtpub.

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The 2 minute guide to creating a new module in CoffeeScript for Node.js

Using modules in Node.js is an everyday task for most Node programmers. Today I’ll show you how to quickly create a class using CoffeeScript and to make it exportable into a Node.js project.

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Working with JQuery, AJAX, CoffeeScript and Node.js

I often get asked how to get Node.js working with JQuery and AJAX. Of course you can always use something like Socket.IO for realtime, but sometimes you might be dealing with older browsers that don’t support WebSockets and AJAX might … Continue reading

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Node.js is a toy and CoffeeScript is the Devil

Node.js is a toy that just happens to perform very well out of the box and is simple enough for most developers to grasp the general ideas after working with it for a while. I’m still surprised how little has … Continue reading

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Getting started with Restify using Node.js and CoffeeScript

Today I’ll do a couple quick demos on using Restify with Node.js and CoffeeScript. According to the Restify website, “Restify is a Node.js module built specifically to enable you to build correct REST web services”.

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Using the HTTP HEAD request method with Node.js and CoffeeScript

Your probably familiar with with HTTP methods such as GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, etc. however there are several others including HEAD. HEAD allows you to contact a server and receive only the headers back – no body. This can be … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Working with SockJS, CoffeeScript and Node.js

I recently did a blog post on Socket.IO. Today I’ll go over an alternative called SockJS. According to the SockJS website: “SockJS is a browser JavaScript library that provides a WebSocket-like object. SockJS gives you a coherent, cross-browser, Javascript API … Continue reading

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CoffeeScript: 10 tips with examples to increase your productivity

CoffeeScript for those that might not know is a language that compiles into JavaScript. Today I’m going to go over ten things that will help you when working with CoffeeScript.

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Paging through an ATOM feed using Node.js, CoffeeScript, MongoDB and Atom Hopper

I work daily with Atom Hopper which is a Java ATOMPub server. As we add new features we need to test those features and a lot of times we end up with small scripts just like the one I’ll show … Continue reading

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CoffeeScript: The five minute guide to Classes

CoffeeScript is a language that compiles into JavaScript. Once you try CoffeeScript it is very hard to resist not using it for any kind of JavaScript project especially those that use Node.js. Today I’m going to quickly go over how … Continue reading

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