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CoffeeScript vs MJML: What are the differences?

Developers describe CoffeeScript as "Unfancy JavaScript". CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath that awkward Java-esque patina, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous heart. CoffeeScript is an attempt to expose the good parts of JavaScript in a simple way. On the other hand, MJML is detailed as "The framework that makes responsive email easy". It is a markup language designed to reduce the pain of coding a responsive email. Its semantic syntax makes it easy and straightforward while its rich standard components library fastens your development time and lightens your email codebase. Its open-source engine takes care of translating it into responsive HTML.

CoffeeScript and MJML belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

CoffeeScript and MJML are both open source tools. It seems that CoffeeScript with 15.3K GitHub stars and 2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than MJML with 9.17K GitHub stars and 618 GitHub forks.

Typeform, thoughtbot, and Trello are some of the popular companies that use CoffeeScript, whereas MJML is used by Narvar, VivoSalud, and elmah.io. CoffeeScript has a broader approval, being mentioned in 462 company stacks & 1009 developers stacks; compared to MJML, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

What is CoffeeScript?

It adds syntactic sugar inspired by Ruby, Python and Haskell in an effort to enhance JavaScript's brevity and readability. Specific additional features include list comprehension and de-structuring assignment.

What is MJML?

It is a markup language designed to reduce the pain of coding a responsive email. Its semantic syntax makes it easy and straightforward while its rich standard components library fastens your development time and lightens your email codebase. Its open-source engine takes care of translating it into responsive HTML.
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      JavaScript
      JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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      Decisions about CoffeeScript and MJML
      Jake Stein
      Jake Stein
      CEO at Stitch · | 15 upvotes · 128.3K views
      atStitchStitch
      AngularJS
      AngularJS
      React
      React
      CoffeeScript
      CoffeeScript
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      ES6
      ES6

      Stitch’s frontend is used to configure data sources and destinations and monitor the status of each. Although we have been using AngularJS since its early days, we recently introduced React components into our front end, which many of our developers find easier to work with. We started using CoffeeScript when it was one of the few options for a more expressive alternative to vanilla JavaScript, but today we opt to instead write new code in ES6, which we feel is a more mature alternative.

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      Eli Hooten
      Eli Hooten
      CTO at Codecov · | 13 upvotes · 72.3K views
      atCodecovCodecov
      TypeScript
      TypeScript
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      CoffeeScript
      CoffeeScript
      Vue.js
      Vue.js
      Visual Studio Code
      Visual Studio Code

      We chose TypeScript at Codecov when undergoing a recent rewrite of a legacy front end. Our previous front end was a mishmash of vanilla JavaScript and CoffeeScript , and was expanded upon haphazardly as the need arose. Without a unifying set of paradigms and patterns, the CoffeeScript and JavaScript setup was proving hard to maintain and expand upon by an engineering team. During a move to Vue.js , we decided to also make the move to TypeScript. Integrating TypeScript and Vue.js is fairly well understood at this point, so the setup wasn't all that difficult, and we felt that the benefits of incorporating TypeScript would outweigh the required time to set it up and get our engineering team up to speed.

      Choosing to add TypeScript has given us one more layer to rely on to help enforce code quality, good standards, and best practices within our engineering organization. One of the biggest benefits for us as an engineering team has been how well our IDEs and editors (e.g., Visual Studio Code ) integrate with and understand TypeScript . This allows developers to catch many more errors at development time instead of relying on run time. The end result is safer (from a type perspective) code and a more efficient coding experience that helps to catch and remove errors with less developer effort.

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      Gustavo Muñoz
      Gustavo Muñoz
      Web UI Developer at Globant · | 2 upvotes · 6.4K views
      Angular 2
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      TypeScript
      React
      React
      Flow (JS)
      Flow (JS)
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      JavaScript
      CoffeeScript
      CoffeeScript
      #Angular
      #ECMA

      Long ago when Angular 2 evolved I had to decide between the new #Angular and TypeScript or React. I really love typing my code, but forced to use TypeScript was a bit too much. I prefer the new #ECMA standard and the evolution of the old and reliable JavaScript. So finding Flow (JS) was an incredible milestone in my career as a developer. Finally, I could use types in my code, and JavaScript with the new standard. I already had the experience of CoffeeScript, so TypeScript was not an option.

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      Robert Zuber
      Robert Zuber
      CTO at CircleCI · | 4 upvotes · 12K views
      atCircleCICircleCI
      CoffeeScript
      CoffeeScript
      Hubot
      Hubot
      Go
      Go
      Slack
      Slack

      We have added very little to the CoffeeScript Hubot application – just enough to allow it to talk to our Hubot workers. The Hubot workers implement our operational management functionality and expose it to Hubot so we can get chat integration for free. We’ve also tailored the authentication and authorization code of Hubot to meet the needs of roles within our team.

      For larger tasks, we’ve got an internal #CLI written in Go that talks to the same #API as Hubot, giving access to the same functionality we have in Slack, with the addition of scripting, piping, and all of our favorite #Unix tools. When the Hubot worker recognizes the CLI is in use, it logs the commands to Slack to maintain visibility of operational changes.

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      CoffeeScript
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      Flow (JS)

      From a StackShare community member: "We are looking to rewrite our outdated front-end with TypeScript. Right now we have a mix of CoffeeScript and vanilla JavaScript. I have read that adopting TypeScript can help enforce better code quality, and best practices. I also heard good things about Flow (JS). Which one would you recommend and why?"

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      How developers use CoffeeScript and MJML
      Avatar of Oomba
      Oomba uses CoffeeScriptCoffeeScript

      All of our Javascript code is first written in CoffeeScript for ease of reading / writing. It is compiled to Javascript before being minified and served to the client.

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      opening.io uses CoffeeScriptCoffeeScript

      All front-end / back-end is driven by Coffeescript. For the main ReactJS functionality JSX is embedded with coffee in .cjsx files / handled by Browserify.

      Avatar of Jeff Flynn
      Jeff Flynn uses CoffeeScriptCoffeeScript

      We like CoffeeScript because it's more readable, we use it because we have a lot of libraries and functions already (plays nicely with Rails, too)

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      Chris Hartwig uses CoffeeScriptCoffeeScript

      All our code is CoffeeScript, blending seemlessly in our JS stack

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      Publitory uses CoffeeScriptCoffeeScript

      Javascript is a hell. We use coffeescript for its readability.

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