I want to complete it on my own computer, using GitBash, VS Code and Node, as instructed, rather than through the Codecademy editor and console. I have them all installed and raring to go, but I don’t know where to start. I’m familiar with GitBash and VS Code already, having used them in other Codecademy courses without a problem. Nevertheless, I am a Node newbie and in the instructions to this project, it says:
"You’ll need to open and work in main.js in a text editor. To edit main.js , use your text editor of choice. If you need a recommendation or help to install an editor, we recommend looking into our article about setting up a text editor for web development (Follow along until you get to the section: “Practice: Let’s Make a Project”). To run main.js on your computer, you will need to install Node.js. If you need help installing Node.js, read our article on installing Node."
So I’ve opened the main.js file in VS Code, ready to edit. But now I’ve installed Node, my questions are:
- What do I do with it and how do I supposedly run the main.js file?
- How do I log (like console.log()) my code to check my progress in this project?
I am a complete beginner to JS, so I would appreciate any help, instruction, advice. Please be as specific as possible.
Thank you in advance and I’m looking forward to having a crack at this project!