How to start a new Angular 9 Project in few easy steps

ZeroesAndOnes
6 min readFeb 7, 2020

In order to successfully create and run an Angular project locally the following three software must be installed on your machine.

  • VScode [Link]
    Visual Studio Code is a source-code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS. It includes support for debugging, embedded Git control and GitHub, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, and code refactoring.
  • Node [Link]
    Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform, JavaScript runtime environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser.
  • npm [Link]
    npm is the world’s largest software registry. Open source developers from every continent use npm to share and borrow packages, and many organizations use npm to manage private development as well.

1 — Install Software

1.1 — Install Visual Studio Code

In order to write code we must use an IDE and Microsoft has developed an open source and cross platform IDE that can be ran from anywhere regardless of which operating system you are using.

To install the IDE visit code.visualstudio.com and download the installation that best suit your case. Make sure to pick the stable version.

Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code Download Page

Once the software is downloaded to your local machine, run the package and follow the instructions to complete the installation.

1.2 — Install Node and npm

Angular version 9 requires Node.js 10.13 at minimum to be installed. I recommend that you download the latest version (12.15.0 at the time this article was written).

To download Node.js visit nodejs.org/en/download and chose the installation package that matches your operating system.

I recommend that you chose the current version which will contain the latest features (if you are doing this for an enterprise project I recommend that you chose the Long Term Support package) when downloading the package.

Nodejs Version 13.8.0
Nodejs Download page

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