- Kevin asks about the language inspirations behind CoffeeScript. Trevor talks about how it’s drawn inspiration from Ruby, Python, Haskell, and Erlang.
- Jon asks a question from Twitter by @darrencauthon about using CoffeeScript on Windows and .NET.
- Kevin asks about how you can debug CoffeeScript code.
- Jon talks about the Try CoffeeScript interactive compiler on the CoffeeScript.org site and asks resources for learning more about CoffeeScript.
- Kevin drops back to asking some basics: why is CoffeeScript so special? What’s with the new function syntax?
- K Scott asks about how CoffeeScript simplifies scope issues, and Trevor talks about how CoffeeScript is very opinionated about scoping.
- Jon asks if it’s possible to do CoffeeScript compilation in the browser, and asks if that’s possible / practical for standard applications.
- Jon mentions the SassAndCoffee project for .NET.
- Kevin asks if CoffeeScript has been used as a DSL, and Trevor mentions CoffeeKup.
- Jon asks what happens if CoffeeScript hits a compiler error.
- Kevin asks about split between front-end vs. back-end use for CoffeeScript.
- Jon some a question from Christopher Deutsch (@cdeutsch) about how to sell CoffeeScript to a team – is this today’s flavor, tomorrow’s legacy headache?
- Kevin talks about how he likes the => function, and Jon mentions how he likes the @ operator as well.
- Kevin asks about the object orientation features in CoffeeScript, and Trevor mentions how the class keyword is used.
- Jon says the he sees a lot of similarity between CoffeeScript and SASS. Trevor talks about how both reduce repetitions.
- Jon asks if jQuery could take advantage of CoffeeScript.
- Trevor mentions how you can buy his book and mentions a recent article he published in PragPub.
- Trevor’s upcoming talks: O’Reilly Web 2.0 Expo in NYC in October and Oredev in Sweden in November.
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Herding Code 114: Trevor Burnham on CoffeeScript
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