Here’s 3 useful tools for using CoffeeScript for web development, possibly with Rails and EmberJs. All 3 tools are useful for different purposes.
CoffeeScript Source Maps: Debugging CoffeeScript Directly
With Source Maps, you don’t have to mentally convert your CoffeeScript code into
code, even with correct line numbers. This rails gem, coffee-rails-source-maps,
makes it easy to include CoffeeScript source maps as part of your rails
application. Note, the
Rails.env.development? is hard coded, so this only works
when you use that specific environment. You can also do it manually, by using
-m flag with the
Coffee Console Developer Tool: Executing CoffeeScript in Chrome
”Coffeeconsole: A Chrome Extension” provides a place to execute CoffeeScript in the Web Inspector.