Now that you are clear about what NodeJS is and are all excited to learn, let’s move to the next big step.
And that is the NodeJS installation!
We have laid down the steps in detail for you to install NodeJS. All you have to do is follow these steps.
1. Node.js Install
- Head over to the official Node.js website (nodejs.org).
- Click on the "Downloads" section to access the available Node.js versions.
- Choose the version that matches your operating system (Windows, macOS, or Linux).
- Click the download button and feel the excitement as the Node.js installer makes its way to your computer.
- Once the download is complete, run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install Node.js. Feel the anticipation building as the installation progress bar fills up.
- Take a deep breath and celebrate! You now have Node.js installed on your system.
2. Embrace the Read-Eval-Print-Loop (REPL)
- Open your terminal or command prompt. This is where the real fun begins!
- Type node and hit enter. Watch as the REPL starts up, signaling the beginning of your interactive Node.js adventure.
- code snippets. The REPL is your playground for experimenting and exploring the world of Node.js in real-time.
3. The Thrilling Node.js Console
- While still in the REPL, you can access the Node.js console to interact with your Node.js environment.
- Type console.log('Hello, Node.js!') and hit enter. Feel the exhilaration as the console obediently prints out your message.
- Take advantage of the console's powerful features to log information, debug your code, or execute commands. It's your trusty companion throughout your Node.js journey.
Congratulations! You've successfully installed Node.js, embraced the Read-Eval-Print-Loop (REPL), and discovered the thrilling Node.js console.