The Changelog posted a podcast interview with our very own Sam Stephenson. He talks about CoffeeScript, the Rails 3.1 asset pipeline, open source projects Pow and Sprockets, and the development of Basecamp Mobile.

The key difference to me is that when I look at a piece of Javascript code, I see parentheses and braces and semicolons and line noise. And when I look at CoffeeScript, I can see the code that I’ve written.

When I’m writing CoffeeScript I’m still thinking in Javascript—I just have to type less.

One of my favorite things is the ending: the interviewers ask “Who do you look up to?” That’s a great question to ask anyone who is doing good work.