Lesson Weekend

Take time to ensure all necessary tools are correctly installed on your personal machine before the first Thursday of class. For Intro to Programming, this includes configuring the command line, installing and setting up Git, and installing VS Code text editor and its extensions.

Setup and/or installation instructions are included in the following lessons:

  • Command Line - Only Windows users will need to install a program to utilize the Command Line. Mac computers should have a built-in program called Terminal, as described in this lesson.
  • Text Editor: VS Code.
  • Git and Github.
  • Git Configurations.
  • We also recommend installing Chrome if you use another browser on your personal machine. Chrome recognizes most of the latest JavaScript features and we use Chrome on Epicodus machines. We also use Chrome Developer Tools as well as other Chrome features throughout the program. You can download Chrome here.

Having Setup or Installation Issues?

You will have the opportunity to get setup assistance from Epicodus staff. For in-person students, usually instructors set up a specific time and day to address set up issues. For online students, instructors typically meet with students on an as-needed basis. If you need setup assistance, let your instructor know as soon as possible. Please know that the assistance we can provide is limited and that we do not have the staffing to debug complex personal environment issues.

Lesson 9 of 10
Last updated July 30, 2021