Get ready to…
- Install any tools that you will use to build your Astro website
Get the dev tools you needSection titled Get the dev tools you need
TerminalSection titled Terminal
You will use a command line (terminal) to create your Astro project and to run key commands to build, develop, and test your site.
You can access the command line through a local terminal program for your operating system. Common applications include Terminal (MacOS/Linux), Command Prompt (Windows), and Termux (Android). One of these will probably already be on your machine.
For Astro to run on your system, you will also need to have Node.js installed. To check to see whether you already have a compatible version (
v16.12.0 or higher) installed:
Launch your terminal and type the following into the command line:
If necessary, follow the instructions to install Node.js via the command line.
Code EditorSection titled Code Editor
Additionally, you will need to download and install a code editor to write your code.
- Download and install VS Code or another code editor of your choice.
Test your knowledgeSection titled Test your knowledge
Which of the following is…
A code editor, for making changes to your files and their content?
An online version control provider for your repository?
An application for running commands?
Checklist for moving onSection titled Checklist for moving on
ResourcesSection titled Resources
FreeCodeCamp.org external — a free educational site with full courses or quick refreshers in HTML, CSS, JS, and more.