Coffeescript

Our team recently decided to try out CoffeeScript. The Rails asset pipeline makes this so simple, and since CoffeeScript makes JavaScript look like Ruby, it seemed like a good fit. It took a few days of working with CoffeeScript, compiling it to JavaScript and checking the results to really get the hang of it (Coffeescript.org is great for this, since you can compile CS right on the “Try CoffeeScript” tab). But it was worth it - CS gets out of your way and lets you get to the code, and more importantly, it’s easier to read.