Getting Started with Node.js

Node.js in a run-time environment for JavaScript that allows you to run JavaScript code on your computer.

This video tutorial for absolute beginners show you how you can start running JavaScript code within Node.js from the terminal.

Also covered in this tutorial:

  • How the global object in Node.js (global or globalThis) differs from the browser (window);
  • A simple example of file manipulation using the file system (‘fs’) module;
  • How to enable ‘update upon save’ functionality by installing Nodemon.