HTML5 and CSS3 have very quickly moved from being tentative new standards to the base standards for every major desktop and mobile browser. HTML5 is now just HTML, a modular, living standard that no longer needs a version number.
Now that we are no longer fighting over platforms, it’s time to put the specs aside and revisit the construction of user interface: how do we raise the bar for stellar user interface on the web?
Meta Refresh is a follow-up to DocType HTML5 from 2010-11 and is a conference on web UI engineering.
Is coffeescript worth it?
The disadvantages of CoffeeScript are fairly well known:
There’s an additional compilation step.
You can’t run a debugger on it directly (yet).
There are fewer resources to learn the language, and fewer people who already know it.
But this is really only half a question. What’s important is: Are the benefits worth it? Does CoffeeScript have a future?
Speaker bio #
UI Developer at Cleartrip, Previously worked DiscountPandit, Vavia Technologes.