Simple tool to compile and serve Jade, CoffeeScript and Stylus files

Jader - Jade server

Jader allows you to start a simple server in any directory with Jade templates.

Please note: This is only intended for quickly prototyping Jade templates. If you want to use Jade templates in a production server, consider using Express.

You should install Jader globally so that it creates the executable script for you.

sudo npm install jader -g

You can then start the server on localhost:80 in any directory.


If you need to use a different port, use:

jader 1337

Jader will serve any other static files in the directory.

You can test the variables in templates by including a ".json" file along with each ".jade" file.

Any JSON file with the same basename as the Jade template will be read and passed into the template as local variables.

For example:


!!! 5
        title #{title}
        p #{message}


    "title": "My Page",
    "message": "It works!"