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Environment Setup

To get started with Ionic Framework, the only requirement is a Node & npm365体育投注开户 environment.

Of course, a code editor is also required. Visual Studio Code365体育投注开户 is recommended. Visual Studio Code is a free, batteries-included text editor made by Microsoft.

Terminal

Much of Ionic development requires familiarity with the command line. If you're new to the command line, see this Blog Post for a quick introduction.

In general, we recommend using the built-in terminals. Many third-party terminals work well with Ionic, but may not be supported.

  • For Windows, Command Prompt and PowerShell are supported. is known to work with Ionic, but may not be supported.
  • For macOS, the built-in Terminal app is supported.

Git Bash (from git-scm.com) does not support TTY interactivity and is not supported by Ionic.

Node & npm

Almost all tooling for modern JavaScript projects is based in Node.js. The has prebuilt installation packages for all platforms. We recommend selecting the LTS version to ensure best compatibility.

Node is bundled with npm365体育投注开户, the package manager for JavaScript.

365体育投注开户To verify the installation, open a new terminal window and run:

$ node --version
$ npm --version

Permission errors are common on macOS when installing global packages with npm. If you get an EACCES error, see Resolving Permission Errors.

Git

Although not required, the version control system Git365体育投注开户 is highly recommended.

Git is often accompanied by a Git Host, such as GitHub365体育投注开户, in which case additional setup is required. Follow the tutorial from the Git Host's documentation to set up Git:

Otherwise, follow the official installation instructions. The command-line utility can be downloaded from the .

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

$ git --version

Git GUI

Git is a command-line utility, but there are many available. is recommended, and works well with GitHub.

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