Building CoffeeScript Frameworks
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Building CoffeeScript Frameworks

Build your own Backbone.js or Spine.js

About the Book

Building CoffeeScript Frameworks

Remember how frustrating it was? Maybe it wasn't in the docs. Maybe it was something you forgot. Or maybe it was just a bug. We have all been there. The moments when all the magic breaks and the frameworks we use leave us ready to give up and become bike messengers. When magic works, it's wonderful; it makes your projects fly along. You develop faster than you ever had before, and you think "if only I had used this for my last project". But when magic doesn't work it can ruin everything.

This book is about magic. The behind the scenes of the frontend frameworks we use everyday but never bother to dig into. We all know we should read code to improve but few of us ever do. Sometimes we think about it -- maybe clone a repo -- pull up our IDE and take a look around; but where does one even start?

This book is your guidebook into the world of CoffeeScript frameworks. It covers everything I thought I should know but was too lazy to learn until now.

Pricing and Licensing

This book is licensed under a MIT license and open sourced on Github. This does not mean I don't want money for my efforts. I simply recognize that the more permissively licensed a work is the more valuable it becomes. The greater the freedom you have to use my words the more valuable they are to you. My goal is to make this book as valuable to you as possible.

Feel free to take my book and use it in whatever way you like, in whatever way furthers your life the most. Remix it, convert it, port it, share it, quote from it or even sell it. I only ask that in return, you give back to me what I gave to you. How much this book is worth to you is up for you to decide.

About the Author


I'm a developer, designer and occasional writer.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • The three types of CoffeeScript/JS Frameworks
    • How to use this book
  • Assembling CoffeeScript Frameworks
    • Setting Up A Dev Environment
    • Introducing Bower
    • Assembling Our framework Using Grunt
    • Testing Our Framework
    • Overview
  • A brief review of CoffeeScript
    • Classes
    • Inside the prototype
  • Building Blocks of a framework
    • Modules/Mixins
    • Events
    • Routing
    • Data Binding

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