Using CoffeeScript in RubyMine 3
The other day I was looking for a way to see the output of the CoffeeScript compiler from within RubyMine, and I saw a mention of CoffeeBrew, which is an alternative syntax highlighting plugin to
As an aside, when I moved to RubyMine 3,
coffeescript-idea wouldn't install for me, so I had to manually copy the plugin
.jar file from RubyMine 2 to RubyMine 3.
CoffeeBrew has a couple of advantages over
- block comments!
- matching brace highlighting
At the moment it has a problem with highlighting interpolated expressions within strings, but the author is looking into a fix. The plugin can be installed from RubyMine.
Back to showing the CoffeeScript compiler output in RubyMine:
Open Settings and go to External Tools
Add a new tool with these parameters:
- Program: coffee
*.coffee files in
- Working directory:
Start the tool from the Tools menu, and you will get a window that shows the output of the compiler. The compiler will run every time you save changes to a
*.coffee file in the watched directory.
Next on my wishlist: support for CoffeeScript navigation (such as going to class declaration).