Setting up our development environment
Get the required tooling installed for developing our library.
For this course, we'll need a few packages installed on our computer.
I use Windows, Powershell, Firefox, and Visual Studio Code for development. All the packages we need can be installed on any operating system, but I'll be showing you how to install them using Windows. Refer to each package's website for information on how to install them on macOS or Linux.
This course will require:
A web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc)
A terminal (Bash, Powershell, ZSH, etc)
A code editor (VSCode, Vim, Emacs, etc)
Navigate to the NodeJS website, download the latest long-term-support (LTS) installer for your operating system, and follow the installation wizard. If you prefer using a package manager refer to the NodeJS package manager documentation.
Once the installation is complete, open a terminal and run
node -v to check if NodeJS is installed.