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CoffeeScript Support

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CoffeeScript support overview

IntelliJ IDEA provides CoffeeScript support. IntelliJ IDEA recognizes *.coffee files, and allows you to edit them providing full range of coding assistance without any additional steps from your side. CoffeeScript files are marked with icon_CoffeeScript icon.

To run, debug, and test your code, you will need it translated into JavaScript which requires a transpiler and Node.js. For more details on CoffeeScript transpilation, see Transpiling CoffeeScript to JavaScript.

Preparing for CoffeeScript development

To prepare for CoffeeScript development, follow these steps

  1. Make sure the CoffeeScript and Node.js plugins are installed and enabled.

    These plugins are not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA, but they are available from the JetBrains plugin repository. Once enabled, the plugins are available at the IDE level, that is, you can use them in all your IntelliJ IDEA projects. See Enabling and Disabling Plugins for details.

  2. Download and install the Node.js framework.
  3. Configure the Node.js interpreter in IntelliJ IDEA:
    1. On the Node.js and NPM page that opens, specify the location of the desired Node.js interpreter.

Coding Assistance

CoffeeScript support includes:

See Also

Language and Framework-Specific Guidelines:

Last modified: 20 July 2016