[Noisebridge WebDev] [Noisebridge-discuss] Frontend Web Development, Monday 8pm: Preprocessors

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 06:57:13 UTC 2013

Source maps.


P.S. for the record, I hate CoffeeScript and wouldn't wish it on anyone. My inclusion in the list of topics is just to demonstrate that JavaScript has its own preprocessor, albeit a very misguided and horrible one.

On Mar 30, 2013, at 7:00 PM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 3/30/13, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Monday's class will expand upon the topic of backend web apps by talking
>> about preprocessor languages - languages which compile into HTML, CSS, or
>> JS. We've taken a look at PHP and ERB, but we'll also walked through
>> languages that look nothing like HTML (HAML), and languages that compile
>> into CSS (Less, Sass + Compass) and JS (CoffeeScript). These languages can
>> make your life much easier as they help keep you from repeating yourself
>> (DRY!).
> Unnecessary abstractions that make debugging harder.
> -- 
> Garrett
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