WebStorm 2016.2 Help

CoffeeScript Support

In this section:

Overview

WebStorm provides CoffeeScript support. WebStorm 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

  1. Make sure the CoffeeScript and Node.js plugins are enabled. The plugins are bundled with WebStorm and activated by default. If they are not, enable the plugins, see Enabling and Disabling Plugins for details.
  2. Download and install the Node.js framework.
  3. Configure the Node.js interpreter in WebStorm:
    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: 2 September 2016