We’re pleased to announce a shiny new update to Web Workbench, our Visual Studio extension for Sass, Less and CoffeeScript. You can find it in your Visual Studio Extension Manager Updates tab right now. This is a big release for CoffeeScript fans so grab your favouried caffeinated beverage and let’s dive in!
Iced CoffeeScript adds two keywords to CoffeeScript, await and defer, to simplify asynchronous programming. Async programming is obviously immensely important in the Web environment where your page is likely to be communicating with network resources, and as C# programmers are learning, language support can make it so much easier! To use Iced CoffeeScript instead of normal CoffeeScript, go into Web Workbench Settings and check the “Use Iced CoffeeScript” checkbox.
CoffeeScript file combining
And lots more
Also in this release are Chirpy compatibility fixes, several minor language fixes and command line compilers (separate download for Pro edition customers only).