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Node.js is a lightweight runtime environment for executing JavaScript on the server side. AppCode integrates with Node.js providing assistance in configuring, editing, running, debugging, testing, profiling, and maintaining your applications.

Before you start

  1. Download and install the Node.js runtime environment.
  2. Install and enable the NodeJS plugin. The NodeJS plugin is not bundled with AppCode, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Installing, Updating and Uninstalling Repository Plugins and Enabling and Disabling Plugins.

Quick start with a Node.js application

Here we will use a simple Express application as an example.

To create an application

  1. Choose File | New Project on the main menu or click Create New Project on the Welcome screen. The New Project dialog box opens.
  2. In the left-hand pane, choose Node.js Express App.
  3. In the right-hand pane, specify the project folder, the Node.js interpreter, and the version of express-generator to use. In the Options area, choose the template language and the Style Sheet language to use.
  4. When you click Create, AppCode generates a Node.js Express-specific project with all the required configuration files.

To download the project dependencies, do one of the following:

  • Open the embedded Terminal (View | Tool Windows | Terminal) and type npm install at the command prompt.
  • Choose Run 'npm install' on the context menu of the package.json file in your project root.

To configure Node.js in a project

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (⌘,), click Node.js and NPM under Languages and Frameworks. The Node.js and NPM page opens.
  2. In the Node Interpreter field, specify the default Node.js interpreter for the current project. AppCode will automatically use it every time you select the Project alias from Node Interpreter lists when creating run/debug configurations or configuring Node.js-dependent tools, for example, Prettier or Yeoman.

    Choose the interpreter from the drop-down list or from the dialog that opens when you click browseButton. If you choose node, the system Node.js version is used.

Last modified: 29 March 2018

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