WebStorm 2016.3 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 /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 enabled. The plugins are bundled with WebStorm and activated by default. If the plugins are not activated, enable them on the Plugins page of the Settings / Preferences Dialog as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
  2. Download and install the Node.js runtime environment.
  3. Configure the Node.js interpreter in WebStorm:
    1. Open the Settings / Preferences Dialog by choosing File | Settings for Windows and Linux or WebStorm | 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: 1 December 2016