Introducing nCoffeeScript: a CoffeeScript compiler for Windows
January 8, 2011 | Jason Kozemczak
The wonderful CoffeeScript turned 1 (dot 0) over the Christmas break. For those who haven’t heard of it yet, I highly recommend you visit the site and look/play around. You can even check out the amazing annotated source for it, courtesy of its primary developer, Jeremy Ashkenas. The documentation is incredible actually.
Poor Windows Developers…
Another possible solution is to install Cygwin, compile Node.js, and then download/install CoffeeScript, but this path is long and difficult, and still makes compiling from Windows arduous.
nCoffeeScript to the Rescue
The obvious solution to this problem was to create my own path. As such, I’ve created nCoffeeScript, a CoffeeScript compiler written in .NET for Windows environments! The source can be found on Github. Get the source, build it, and try it out. Let me know what you like and what you wish you could do with it!
I consider nCoffeeScript to be at v0.1 sort of state. I spent a few hours the past two nights getting the main use cases working, but haven’t put that much time into just yet.
For more details, visit the Github repo! Hopefully this is one step toward making it trivial to leverage CoffeeScript in our web applications. I hope to follow up with a possible path to utilizing nCoffeeScript in ASP.NET builds/deployments.