Set up the Development Environment

You need to set up your development environment before you can start developing Angular Applications.


Before you begin, make sure your development environment includes Node.js® and an npm package manager.


Angular requires Node.js version 10.9.0 or later.

  • To check your version, run node -v in a terminal/console window.

  • To get Node.js, go to

npm package manager

Angular, the Angular CLI, and Angular apps depend on features and functionality provided by libraries that are available as npm packages. To download and install npm packages, you must have an npm package manager.

This setup guide uses the npm client command line interface, which is installed with Node.js by default.

To check that you have the npm client installed, run npm -v in a terminal/console window.


Although it's not required, the version control system Git is highly recommended. First, install the command-line utility from the download page. For a GUI client, we recommend Github Desktop.

To verify the installation, open a new terminal window and run:

$ git --version

Step 1: Install the Angular CLI

You use the Angular CLI to create projects, generate application and library code, and perform a variety of ongoing development tasks such as testing, bundling, and deployment.

To install the CLI using npm, open a terminal/console window and enter the following command:

npm install -g @angular/cli

Step 2: Install the project dependencies

After you have installed the Angular CLI, you have to install all the dependencies required by the project. Each angular project has its own dependencies which are listed on his package.json file.

 $ cd your-app
$ npm install

Code editor

The coding of the app will happen inside of a code editor. Personally we use Atom, however, many people like VS Code. You are free to choose any code editor you like.

Run the App

Now you have everything installed, you are ready to start building and modifying this angular starter template to create your own and unique app.

This project was generated with the Angular CLI so to build, and serve it on a development server, we will go to the parent directory of your workspace use the following commands:

$ cd your-app
$ ng serve

In your browser, open http://localhost:4200/ to see this angular template app run.

When you use the ng serve command to build an app and serve it locally, the server automatically rebuilds the app and reloads the page each time you change any of the source files.

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