The official web site for CoffeeScript describes it very succintly:
Lots of people talk about how CoffeeScript is heavily inspired by Ruby, but writing CoffeeScript always reminds me of how much fun it is to code in Python.
My thoughts on the pros and cons of Jasmine and QUnit for testing CoffeeScript in Rails 3.2, and the criteria I used to choose between them.
If you use the wonderful Ack search tool (it's a bit like grep) you may be wondering why it doesn't search your
.coffeefiles. It doesn't recognise them by default, but it's easy to configure.