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Grunt Cookbook by Jurie-Jan Botha

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Compiling CoffeeScript to JavaScript

In this recipe, we'll make use of the contrib-coffee (0.11.0) plugin to compile CoffeeScript source files to JavaScript.

Getting ready

In this example, we'll work with the basic project structure we created in the Installing Grunt on a project recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Grunt. Be sure to refer to it if you are not yet familiar with its contents.

How to do it...

The following steps will take us through creating a simple CoffeeScript source file and compiling it to JavaScript:

  1. We'll start by installing the package that contains the contrib-coffee plugin, as per the instructions provided in the Installing a plugin recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Grunt.
  2. Let's create a simple CoffeeScript file ...

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