Setting Up for Node.js Development
In this chapter, we discuss how to set up a Node.js development environment as we guide you through the installation process of Node.js on various platforms. Then we give you a tour of the Node.js REPL (read-evaluate-print-loop) and show you how you can run Node.js applications. Finally, we provide examples of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) that can help you deliver applications faster and make your journey more enjoyable.
You no longer need to build Node.js from source in order to develop Node.js applications. Node.js now provides installers for Windows as well as Mac ...