0. Try to configure Node.js with coffe compiler parameters at “Run” > “Edit Configurations..” > “Node.js”. If you fail, move on to step 1.
1. Set up a compiler as an External Tool in Settings. Name the tool as whatever you want. In “Tool Settings” > “Parameters” add compiler parameters as you can see in fig#1. “Insert macro..” button opens a helpful window to choose between different directory parameters. If you want to compile only the opened file, choose
$FilePath$. For all
.coffee files in current directory choose
$FileDir$. If you want to compile all
.coffee files in the whole project directory select
2. Bind this compiler to a key that you love most or hit a random one for fun.
3. Hit F5 to compile.. Yaay!
Update: this article has been requested to be part of
the official documentation at jetbrains.com (WEB-6121)