FAQ: Browser Compatibility and Transpilation - npm init


This community-built FAQ covers the “npm init” exercise from the lesson “Browser Compatibility and Transpilation”.

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Introduction To JavaScript

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Hi to everyone!
I’m on
I’m using a Firefox browser.
I have “Nodejs” installed on my pc.
I was doing exercise 2 but I didn’t understand the instruction
" Use npm to create a new package.json file. We recommend you set the name and description properties to the following values:

  • namelearning-babel
  • descriptionUse Babel to transpile JavaScript ES6 to ES5

Enter ls into the terminal to see the file structure of your current directory. Notice the addition of package.json .".
Generally I didn’t understand where is the project.Just on codecademy or, also, on my pc?
Thank you
Maria Teresa


Hello, Maria

Run npm init in the terminal and continue seting the properties.


question. how do I aces console on my pc? I’m using Vs Code but I can’t find a way to install node js because I don’t know how to find the console thing where you run programs.


Hi @purplebleaf the console is the bash terminal on the right hand side. You should not install node on your computer. rather use the one on codeacademy.

Though if you do want to install node on your computer you can use google for an explanation because this tutorial does not cover that