Getting Setup With Visual Studio Code

In this lab, we will guide you through setting up your environment for developing JavaScript applications. You need to ensure that your environment is correctly setup, so that you can follow along with the coding sections in the video

Step 1: Begin by downloading the Visual Studio Code, IDE. This is the IDE that we will be using throughout the class. The Visual Studio Code IDE is open source and is supported across all MAC OS, Windows and Linux.

https://code.visualstudio.com/

Step 2: Download and install the latest version Node JS. NodeJS allows you node javascript from the command line without having to use the browser's runtime environment.

https://nodejs.org/en/

Step 3: Install the following extensions for visual studio code market place:

  1. Debugger for Chrome. Extend Chrome Debugger capabilities to the visual studio code environment.
  2. https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=msjsdiag.debugger-for-chrome


You can do development in atom. (Another editor)