Setting up your environment A to Z

Introduction

In the previous series of articles, I explained about the different pieces required to get started with web development. This article will walk you through all the steps to go  from a blank machine to a full-fledged web development box. It will cover the installation of the different tools you will need, but will not get into the details of  what those tools do (see here) or how they work.

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Getting set up for web development – part 1: choosing an editor

Foreword

Getting started with web development can seem overwhelming at first, as there are so many choices, for everything. This article is the first of a series that I plan to write on getting started with web development on Windows. The topics covered will be:

  1. Choosing an editor
  2. Tooling: node, bower, yeoman, etc.
  3. Useful libraries
  4. JavaScript supersets/TypeScript
  5. CSS preprocessors: LESS/SASS

Through these articles, I will try to share my experience with web development so far, show different options and explain the choices I made.

The big jump

So you decided to start web development? Great! You have an idea, and would like to see it become a reality. You know some basic html/css/javascript, but would like to start building a web site in a more structured manner.

Through this article I will try to give some paths to help you set up a convenient environment to start developing web sites.

The focus of this article is not to give training on the technologies. There are a lot of excellent resources on the web; if you wish to get a structured training, I strongly suggest that you visit Pluralsight.

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