Before you can start coding, there are a few tools you will need to install, starting with Node runtime.
npm , an invaluable tool for installing the packages you need to build your projects.
Clone the Front-End App
Now it's time to create what will be your working directory for this course: you can call it something like
Once you have created that directory, you'll want to clone the code for the front-end app into a subdirectory called
frontend . From within your working directory:
You can then do the following:
cd frontend npm install npm run start
This will install all the dependencies the front-end app needs and then launch the development server. Now, if you navigate to http://localhost:4200 , you should see the following (assuming you've followed the above steps):
Feel free to explore to get an idea of what you will be building. It doesn't do much yet, but that's where you come in!
The final step is to create a second subdirectory in your working directory, called
backend . This is where you will build the Express app.
Node can be downloaded and installed from NodeJS.org
the frontend app for this course can be cloned using
git clone, installed with
npm installand run with
npm run start
Now that your development environment is configured, let's see how to start your Node server!