Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Angular 2 - Installation Notes

To maximize our time together for learning Angular 2, please take care of the following before the workshop. The total time to install the software should be less than an hour. If you have questions, please contact me via email:

  1. Install a web development IDE
    1. For the workshop, I will be doing everything in WebStorm. If you are accustomed to a different IDE for web development, you may use it, but please know how to use it. I, unfortunately, won't be able to give you much advice on using any of IDEs there are available. WebStorm is a paid application but has a 30-day free trial version available.
  2. Install Git
    1. We will be using Git Bundles for the workshop. They will allow us to advance through the course together and recover from hard to find coding bugs. The latest version is 2.8.1. If have it already, but your version is older than 2.6, please update it.
    2. Git is free.
  3. Install Node.js
    1. We need node.js installed on our development machines. If you have a version older than 5.0, please upgrade. I will be using node version 6.0.
  4. Upgrade npm
    1. NPM comes with node.js but the version installed is usually out of date with the current release. Please update it by entering the following command in the terminal:
    2. npm install npm -g

Please take care of everything on the list before the workshop. We won't have time to do it during the workshop. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me by email: