Join Alexander Zanfir for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing Node.js, part of Up and Running with Node.js.
- Next, let's cover installing Node.js.…If you're not already at nodejs.org,…let's head over there now.…We can either click directly on Install…or head over to Downloads.…Since we're using Windows,…let's go ahead and download the Windows Installer.…I'll be choosing the 64 bit version.…Make sure to select the correct installer…for the target platform which you are using.…So, now that we have the installer downloaded,…let's go ahead and start it.…
Let's proceed through the installer.…We can leave all the default options as is…and finally, we can hit Install.…Now that Node.js is installed,…let's go ahead and hit Finish,…let's go ahead and start it up.…For Windows 8, I'll hit the Windows key and r…to bring up the run window…and here I can type in CMD.…Now we have the Command prompt,…but if you're using Mac or Linux,…you can bring up your terminal…to access the same commands.…
Now, we can type in Node --version…and we can that Node is installed…because we see its version number.…So, now that we've confirmed that Node is installed,…
- Installing Node.js
- Writing modules and packages
- Reading and writing files
- Working with frameworks: Express, Sails, and Koa
- Generating promises
- Working with generator functions
Skill Level Beginner
Q: When I try to install Bluebird/Express/Gulp/Sails/KOA using the Node Package Manager, it seems to install correctly in the terminal. But why doesn't my project folder change?
A: You need to make sure that you've navigated to your project folder in the terminal. For example, in this course Alexander is working from the C:\Dev\ folder both in Brackets and in the terminal.