Welcome to the Ionic Quickstart for Windows video series! In this inaugural lesson, we install Node.js and Node Package Manager (NPM). We need to install Node and NPM because Ionic is, in fact, a Node package.
In this lesson, we are going to learn how to install Node.js for Windows. We'll start by navigating to nodejs.org. We will click "Install," where the site will actually detect our platform and select the appropriate installer.
We will then click on the installer. We're going to click "Next," accept the terms and conditions, and then we will also accept the default install pack, install Node npm, and add an environment variable to the path. This will go through and install Node to our system.
Once this is completed, we will start up a Node.js command prompt and verify that Node is working on our system. We'll type "Node," which will start a Node shell. We're going to do console.log("Hello Node"). We can see that it's running. We'll hop out of that.
We're also going to run npm, which comes with Node. We'll hit "Enter." You can see the commands that come with the Node package manager. This is how you install Node for Windows. Stay tuned for more videos.