Friday, February 08, 2013

what have you achieved today?

jeremy ashkenas created coffeescript, backbone.js, and underscore.js. Currently, he works at the NYT. He is 26 years old.
He designed coffeescript in, oh, about 10 days. It's now the 11th most popular language on github
and backbone? Well, these guys built their sites with backbone:
Airbnb
BitTorrent.com
Diaspora
DocumentCloud
Foursquare
Groupon Now
Hulu
LinkedIn Mobile
NewsBlur [5]
Pandora Radio
Soundcloud
Trello
USA Today.com
WordPress.com
I've spent days learning backbone. It's hard. I write coffeescript almost every day. It's awesome.
#envy



2 comments:

Jeff Alessandrelli said...

Is he rich? I don't much care for his jacket.

Dylan Conlin said...

I don't think he's rich -- all of his achievements are open source, which basically means they're in the public domain.

That being said, he's the type of programmer companies fight over.