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Developing a gulp Edge: The Streaming Build System by The Thirsty Five

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Chapter 2. Installing gulp

gulp is installed via npm, and npm comes with Node.js. If installing npm modules is old hat, proceed to the next chapter. If not, welcome to the world of Node.js and npm. Let’s dive in.

Installing Node.js and npm

Node.js is an implementation of the V8 JavaScript runtime for the server. You can think of it as JavaScript without a DOM and browser. npm is the package manager that comes bundled with Node.js and is used to download and install node modules.

You can download Node.js from nodejs.org. There are installers available for all popular platforms--Windows, Mac, and Linux.

If you care about clean installs, you might consider installing Node.js through nvm, the Node Version Manager. This little tool installs Node.js ...

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