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CoffeeScript Programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js by Michael Erasmus

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Using CoffeeScript

And there you have it. Having to install Node.js and npm just to get CoffeeScript might seem like a lot of effort, but you'll get to experience the power of having a wonderful server-side JavaScript framework and good command-line tools to write CoffeeScript with.

Now that you have CoffeeScript installed, how do we go about using it? Your main entry point into the language is the coffee command.

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