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CoffeeScript Application Development by Ian Young

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Using CoffeeScript with Brunch

If your application is completely client-side, you don't need a server framework like Rails or Node to execute backend logic, but you still need a way to build your assets. If CoffeeScript is the only preprocessing you need to do on your application, the simplest way to do this is using the command-line tool. However, you might want a more formal framework for organizing your project, or you might have other build steps involved in preparing your client-side project.

Brunch is a very popular choice for these situations. Brunch describes itself as an "assembler for HTML5 applications". It can compile a number of popular formats into their web-ready counterparts, like Haml into HTML, Sass into CSS, and of course CoffeeScript ...

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