Bonus! Jitter gives you Growl notifications when compilation fails! See below for details.
Extra bonus! Jitter lets you automatically compile and run a second set of code after each successful compilation. That means that console-based tests are a breeze.
Jitter uses Node's
fs.watchFile API, which means that it's compatible with
Node <= 0.6.x (but incompatible with Windows—sorry).
npm install -g coffee-script
-g flag tells npm that you want to do a global install, rather than just making
the library available to a particular project.) And adding Jitter is just as easy:
npm install -g jitter
Make sure that the
bin directory that
jitter are installed to is on
To build and install Jitter from source:
git clone git://github.com/TrevorBurnham/Jitter.git cd Jitter npm install -g
Let's say you have a bunch of
*.coffee files in the
coffee directory, and want to
compile them to the
js directory. Then run:
jitter coffee js
Jitter runs in the background until you terminate it (Ctrl+C), watching for new changes.
Or let's say you want to take
*.coffee files from the
src directory and compile them
to the current directory. Then run
jitter src .
To automatically run your tests after each change, specify a test directory:
jitter coffee js test
Tests will be compiled to js in place, then executed with node. Tests are automatically re-executed when changed.
Jitter will display a growl notification whenever compilation fails, provided that you have growlnotify installed and on your PATH. This allows you to run Jitter silently in the background, not worrying about it until you get a syntax error.
Growl notifications are also shown if an error is encountered while running a test,
Originally written by Trevor Burnham. Updated to CoffeeScript 0.9 by cj. Growl notification code pulled from work by Andrey Tarantsov. Post-compile hook code added by Scott Wadden (hiddenbek). Various patches by Nao izuka (iizukanao).
Copyright (c) 2011 Trevor Burnham http://trevorburnham.com
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