Installing Node.js

Learn how to install Node.js on your local machine!

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The first thing we need to do is to install Node.js. This is the engine that both the front-end and the back-end are going to run on. Node.js provides a non-blocking event-driven system for our applications, and it is one of the fastest-growing technologies at the moment. Its asynchronous mechanism gives us an ability to handle complex web scenarios in an easy manner. Also, it has its own packaging ecosystem, npm. Through this ecosystem, one is able to install other libraries that will be used in this example.

To install Node.js, just go to their website and click the big green button. It will automatically detect your operating system and give you the correct installation file. By running this installation file, you will install Node.js and npm. After that, you can proceed to set up your application.

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