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How to: Install CoffeeScript and Node.js

There seems to be a lot of buzz surrounding Node.js and CoffeeScript recently so let's see how easy it is to get installed.

Install Node.js

Grab a copy of the Node.js source from Ryan Dahl's Github repository:

git clone git://github.com/ry/node.git

Then jump into the node directory and install:

cd node
./configure
make
sudo make install

Now you can test the install with node-repl (just press Ctrl+C to quit).

Now for some Coffee

Now that Node.js is installed we can get CoffeeScript happening. All you have to do is clone the repository and run the install script:

git clone git://github.com/jashkenas/coffee-script.git
sudo bin/cake install

That's all. Now check out the CoffeeScript overview.

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