#0 How to install Node-RED
Node-RED is an open-source programming tool, based in NodeJS, to develop applications in order to interact with different hardware's. Also, Node-RED provides a browser editor that makes it easier to program and configure your own applications.
See more information about Node-RED in the official website:
How to install Node-RED
The first step of this course will be how to install Node-RED on your personal computer. Before installing Node-RED, we must install Node.js and npm.
You may need to run:
sudo apt install build-essential git curl
First to ensure npm is able to fetch and build any binary modules it needs to install.
At the Node-RED website, there is provided a script to install Node.js, npm and Node-RED, that works on any Debian-based operating system, including Ubuntu and Diet-Pi. The script can also be used to upgrade an existing install when a new release is available:
Running the command above will download and run the script. If you want to review the contents of the script first, you can view it on Github:
Type to the command prompt:
Type to command line:
Once you have installed the Node-RED you are able to proceed with the next chapter of the course.