Want to try some Angular development? Need to get a dev environment set up? With a couple of automation tools, I’ll have you up and going in 5 minutes.
You need the following two apps installed:
- Chocolately package manager.
We are going to use the Angular Seed project template.
Fire up a command window, then run the following commands:
cd\git (change this to the folder you intend to use) git clone https://github.com/angular/angular-seed.git cd angular-seed cinst nodejs.install "c:\Program Files\nodejs\npm" install "c:\Program Files\nodejs\npm" start
You should now be able to open http://localhost:8000/app/ in your web browser.
What just happened?
git clone https://github.com/angular/angular-seed.git
This cloned Angular Seed to your local drive.
Chocolatey installed nodejs and npm (node package manager).
"c:\Program Files\nodejs\npm" install
NPM found the node based project in your current folder, and automatically installed the node dependencies.
"c:\Program Files\nodejs\npm" start
NPM launched the node.js instance, which happens to be available at http://localhost:8000/app/
Too easy! :)
For a full run down of how to use the template, go here: angular-seed on github.