This workshop will make extensive use of the command line. If you have never or rarely used the command line, never fear - we’ve all been there.
The default options for using the command line are Terminal on Mac and Command Prompt on Windows. The code blocks below (white text on a dark background) should be entered as-is into the command line and executed by pressing the return key.
First check to see if you have Git, Node.js, and Heroku installed:
We will be running Node examples locally (on your own computer for communication on a local network) and remotely (hosted on a server elsewhere for communication over the internet). If you would like to run the remote server example in this workshop, sign up for a free Heroku account and install Heroku.
We will also be using Cycling 74’s Max. If you don’t already own a license, a 30-day demo can be installed.
Clone the workshop’s GitHub repository to a location on your computer:
git clone https://github.com/ersheff/node-workshop.git