More information and to learn CoffeeScript from here- http://coffeescript.org/
More information about nodejs from here - http://nodejs.org/
Nodejs is compatible with windows, Mac, Linux and SunOS etc.,
There is no hard set recommendation to chose the OS but our suggestion is to use Linux OS (Ubuntu) and the document covers setting up development environment in Linux.
Easiest way to install is by apt
sudo apt-get install node
Download the binary from http://nodejs.org/dist/
NPM is nodejs package manager. npm is installed as part of Nodejs installation. If needed, npm can be updated to latest version by
sudo npm install npm -g
CoffeeScript is installed by npm.
Here is the command to install
npm install -g coffee-script
To install specific version of coffeescript
npm config set registry http://registry.npmjs.org
npm install -g firstname.lastname@example.org
TBD: Add information about installing plugins into other favourite editors.
The project https://github.com/kchmck/vim-coffee-script adds coffescript support to vim. It covers syntax, indenting, comping and more.
Installation steps are here.
TBD: Expand further with rules listed down.
Planning to use the rules described in http://coffeelint.org