Install Meteor, Node/NPM, and validate that you have the proper items installed for the project. Learn about what to do if you have a different version.
- [Lecturer] In order to get started with developing our ap, we first need to install Node.js which comes bundled with npm. We'll use npm later on to install a few dependencies on our project. So, the first thing you need to do is go to nodejs.org, and then on that page you have two versions for the Mac: the LTS version, and the current version. You should download the LTS version at all time if you're on a Mac, and for Windows and Linux, you can go on this page, which is other downloads, and download the appropriate version.
Let's go back, and then download this one, and then install it. So, double click on it. It will start the installer. So, just a quick note before we continue. The version of Node may be different than the one we're using. It's not that big of an issue, because we're not going to be relying on Node all that much. For Meteor, it's a completely different story. We're actually building our back end on Meteor, and in a future video, we'll actually show you how to change the version of Meteor inside of your application in the editor.
So, let's go ahead and install Node. Once this is done, we can go ahead and go to the installation of Meteor, and then click on Install Now. On this page, you will have three versions that you can install: The MacOS, the Linux, and the Windows. For the Windows folks, download the installer, and then click on it to open it and install Meteor.
For the MacOS and Linux folks, copy this, go into your terminal, and paste this command. Now, it may ask you for your password. Go ahead and enter it, and you're done. Now we're going to check both Node and Meteor to make sure that they're both installed successfully. So, in order to do that for Mac and Linux folks, go into your terminal, if you're not already there, and for Windows folks, go into your command line interface, and type node space dash version.
This will validate that you have the version of Node installed. And, then for Meteor, simply type meteor dash dash help, and basically what that does, it shows you what are the commands that you can use with Meteor. And, if anything shows, that means Meteor has been successfully installed. In the next video, we'll show you how to install Atom and Sublime, and everything that you need to be able to edit your application.
- Setting up your editor
- Understanding the file structure and player components
- Setting up static data
- Routing with React
- Creating a schema and player form
- Building functions to add a player
- Adding a user login
- Assigning players to the user
- Securing database transactions
- Editing and deleting players
- Using Chart.js to display team stats
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 05/01/2018. What changed?
A: We updated 13 videos to reflect the changes in the latest versions of Meteor (v1.6) and Node.js (v8).