CoffeeScript vs React Native Desktop

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CoffeeScript vs React Native Desktop: What are the differences?

CoffeeScript: 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; React Native Desktop: React Native for OS X. Build OS X desktop apps using React Native.

CoffeeScript and React Native Desktop are primarily classified as "Languages" and "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" tools respectively.

CoffeeScript and React Native Desktop are both open source tools. CoffeeScript with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.99K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than React Native Desktop with 11.2K GitHub stars and 478 GitHub forks.

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Pros of CoffeeScript
Pros of React Native Desktop
  • 198
    Easy to read
  • 179
    Faster to write
  • 126
    Syntactic sugar
  • 104
    Elegant
  • 104
    Readable
  • 73
    Pretty
  • 53
    Javascript the good parts
  • 48
    Open source
  • 44
    Classes
  • 35
    "it's just javascript"
  • 16
    Compact code
  • 15
    Easy
  • 13
    Simple
  • 13
    Not Javascript
  • 2
    Does the same with less code
  • 1
    I'm jobs I'm software engineer
  • 2
    Does not include any browser
  • 2
    Memory usage reduced
  • 2
    Pretty awesome
  • 1
    Is native app
  • 1
    Quickly convert react.js web app to desktop app
  • 1
    Open source

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Cons of CoffeeScript
Cons of React Native Desktop
  • 2
    No ES6
  • 1
    Corner cases in syntax
  • 1
    Parentheses required in 0-ary function calls
  • 1
    Unclear what will be grouped to {…}
  • 0
    Memory usage reduced

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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 React Native Desktop?

Build OS X desktop apps using React Native.

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