Before the first week of class, take time to ensure all necessary tools and frameworks are correctly installed on your personal machine, including those we will use later on in the course.
Installation instructions for Node.js, and its corresponding package manager (npm) may be found in the Installing Node.js lesson.
npm are in place by checking versions:
$ node -vin your home directory. You should receive an output of 4.0.x or higher.
$ npm -vin your home directory. You should receive an output of 3.6.x or higher.
Confirm Node.js is functioning correctly by creating a small test project:
Next, use Node.js to execute this file from the command line:
$ node hello.js
If all is functioning, you should see "hello world" (or whatever you placed in the
If you encounter any issues installing any of these tools, there will be an opportunity to receive setup assistance from Epicodus staff the first Tuesday of the course at 10:30am. Even though we are not yet using these frameworks, it's important to set these tools up now, so that you may take advantage of installation and setup assistance if any errors occur.