Installing CoffeeScript

Before we can actually use CoffeeScript, we have to install the CoffeeScript compiler. Since this runs on NodeJS and is installed via the Node package manager (npm), we’ll have to install those first. But don’t worry: no matter what operating system you’re on, this will be a breeze.

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