Getting started

Here's what you need to do to get set up for the tutorial.

Install Node.js

Go to the Node.js website and download it from there. The most up-to-date version should be fine.

Install a text editor

You will need somewhere to write your code. There are a lot of popular, free text editors out there. If you don't have one already, here are some suggestions.

Get the code from GitHub

The code you need for this tutorial lives in a GitHub repository. You will need to get a copy onto your computer.

Go to, and look for the green button that says Clone or Download. Download the files as a .zip. Then go and find the location of the .zip file and unzip it.

If you want to backup your work on your own github account, you can do so. Talk to your mentor about ways you can synchronise your work in a github repository of your own.