Monday, January 2, 2012

Meeting Jan 3rd. CodeMash Preview: "Beautiful Front End Code with Backbone.js and CoffeeScript"

Beautiful Front End Code with Backbone.js and CoffeeScript

This presentation will also be presented at CodeMash 2012

Abstract: It's time to write client side code we can love every bit as much as our server side code. After years of missteps and bad ideas, things are finally taking shape to let us do it. Coffeescript provides a beautiful syntax for writing javascript that causes the noise to fade away and our intent to shine through. Backbone.js gives us an elegant MVC framework that provides just enough structure and guides our client side code towards the kind of clean, reusable codebase we are used to from server side frameworks. Combining these with practices we know work such as Test Driven Development, there's no longer any excuse at all for ugly front end code. In this session I'll share my experience writing real applications this way and show how these excellent technologies fit together.


Presented By: Chris Nelson


About the Speaker: Chris Nelson is a software developer who hails from the fair city of Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been developing web applications for about 15 years and is passionate about finding better ways to do it. He's spoken at most of the major and ruby and java conferences and is an advocate for ways to develop software that actually work (sometimes referred to as Agile).

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