IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 Help

CoffeeScript Support

This feature is supported in Ultimate edition only.

In this section:

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 /help/img/idea/2016.3/icon_CoffeeScript.png 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

  1. Make sure the CoffeeScript and Node.js plugins are installed and enabled. The plugins are not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA, but they can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Installing, Updating and Uninstalling Repository Plugins and Enabling and Disabling Plugins. Once enabled, the plugins are available at the IDE level, that is, you can use it in all your IntelliJ IDEA projects.
  2. Download and install the Node.js runtime environment.
  3. Configure the Node.js interpreter in IntelliJ IDEA:
    1. Open the Settings / Preferences Dialog by choosing File | Settings for Windows and Linux or IntelliJ IDEA | Preferences for OS X, and click Node.js and NPM under Languages&Frameworks.
    2. On the Node.js and NPM page that opens, specify the location of the desired Node.js interpreter.
    See Configuring Node.js Interpreters for details.

Coding assistance

CoffeeScript support includes:

See Also

Language and Framework-Specific Guidelines:

Last modified: 7 December 2016