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Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to install other versions of Node.js, install packages with Npm and Yarn, create simple web server

Node.js

Open workspace terminal and check Node.js or npm versions

node -v
npm -v

To start Node.js REPL session simply execute

node

Nvm

NOTE: nvm does not work from the Codeserver embedded terminal.

Use another version of Node.js

nvm install 16.0.0
nvm use 16.0.0

Npm

Check npm version

npm -v

Install latest version of npm

npm install -g npm@latest

Yarn

Yarn is a package manager for Node. js that focuses on speed, security, and consistency. It was originally created to address some issues with the popular NPM package manager.

npm install --global yarn
yarn --version

Nodeenv

Node.js virtual environment - a tool to create isolated node.js environments.

It creates an environment that has its own installation directories, that doesn’t share libraries with other node.js virtual environments.

Create folder and vrtual ennvironment in it

mkdir /home/project/venv-test 
cd /home/project/venv-test
nodeenv --node=12.18.3 env && . env/bin/activate 

Check Nnode.js version

node -v
npm -v

Simple example

Clone example project

cd /home/project
git clone https://github.com/contentful/the-example-app.nodejs.git 
cd the-example-app.nodejs

Install the dependencies

npm install

Start app

export PORT=8040
npm run start:dev

Open Quickstart page, go to "My apps" and use port 8040 shortcut to open your web app

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