The bash terminal is a text-based command-line interface. Instead of pointing and clicking, you type commands to get things done. It is the standard way for interacting with both Node and the command-line Git tools. The following are a few resources you might find useful while you’re starting to learn these tools.
Learning Git and the Terminal
If you need help learning Git and the Terminal, check out these free resources:
If you want to install Node, there are two ways I recommend:
For OS X and Linux, nvm solves permissions issues that you’d normally encounter with the default installer, and it also allows you to easily manage multiple versions of Node, so you can test your code using different versions of the Node engine. Very handy!
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