How to install Node.js on your computer.

1. How To Install Node.js On Your Computer

Tutorials in This Series

This tutorial is part of a four-part series. Using this series, you will learn how to set up Vue development tools on your computer. If you would like to see the other tutorials in this series, please use the links below.

Why do I need Node?

If you want to use modern development tooling while coding with the Vue.js framework, we strongly recommend installing Node.js. Vue’s default build tools and support for more recent versions of JavaScript require using Node.js as a dependency.

What is Node?

This explanation probably is overly simple, but here goes:

Imagine if someone took your browser’s ability to run JavaScript and extracted it so that you did not even need a browser to run JavaScript. You could build desktop apps, mobile apps, command line apps, and dev tools out of JavaScript. Well, that is what happened. Node is the JavaScript runtime engine from Chrome but made available for all your non-browser development needs.

How do I Install Node.js on a Windows-based computer?

Here is a YouTube video showing the instructions.

How do I Install Node.js on a MacOS-based computer?

Here is a YouTube video showing the instructions.

Where can I find the Node.js Downloads?

You can head on over to the Node.js website to download the runtime.

About the Myrtle Beach Vue JavaScript Meetup and Workshops

Every three weeks, unless a holiday or some other significant life event occurs, RdyToGo’s Pro-How Technology Training service conducts free educational workshops centered on the topics of Vue and JavaScript. We want to welcome all people interested in computer programming and website development to attend our meetup in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. The regularly scheduled workshops are designed for all levels of coders, from absolute beginners to specialists. The environment at the Meetup is safe and welcoming. All should feel right at home no matter their background.

If you are interested in attending or learning more about the Meetup and our workshops, please use the links below.

About RdyToGo and our Pro-How Technology Training Service

RdyToGo, pronounced “Ready To Go,” is a creative marketing agency with design studios in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida. While our bread and butter is web design, branding, and marketing we feel compelled to offer technology-based training through our Pro-How service because it speaks directly about our mission, vision, and believes.

We believe that people are hard-wired to need earned praise and rewards. After a long day of hard work, you deserve and need that sense of accomplishment, that reward, and the recognition of others. We feel that there is a shortage of this need in the world, that many people work hard and long in their thankless jobs, only to go home tired and disappointed.

What can RdyToGo do about it? Education, promotion, and empowerment are the keys to solving this problem and we use our skill set in the following ways.

  • Education: RdyToGo set up Pro-How to train people with skills that will help them change their world.
  • Promotion: Our creative marketing, branding, and web design to promote our clients helping more people know what they can do.
  • Empowerment: At our core, we feel that all people, no matter their background deserve the chance to enjoy the reward of their hard work and all of our efforts are designed to empower people to grow and make changes in their lives and others.

Why not join RdyToGo on our adventure? Try our free and paid training services or hire us to take on your marketing, web design, or branding project. Call 1-888-705-3403 or visit to get started.

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