Dropbox Rewrote Its Entire Browser Side Codebase In One Week

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http://techcrunch.com – The engineering team at Dropbox re-wrote its browser-side codebase one week last July, according to a post on the Dropbox tech blog. The rewrite was done to translate all of its JavaScript into a language called CoffeeScript. CoffeeScript is a language that compiles into JavaScript. It offers an alternative syntax that looks more Python or Ruby, with the goal of enabling “literate programming,” an approach to writing code that’s meant to be more human readable. The language has generated considerable controversy in the JavaScript community, but has many supporters, including (IT news)