Dev environment setup on Windows

Because Windows.

A few notes to get myself setup on Windows OS.

Git

  1. Go to git-scm.com downloads page
  2. Grab the installer and run
  3. Select 'Run Git from the Windows Command Prompt' when prompted
  4. Complete installation
  5. Make sure the /cmd directory is in your system path
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\cmd
  6. Test install: > git --version

NodeJS

  1. Go to nodejs.org downloads page
  2. Grab the installer that matches your architecture (32 or 64 bit)
  3. Run installer and accept installer defaults
  4. Complete installation
  5. Make sure the /nodejs and /npm directories are in your system path
    • C:\Program Files\nodejs
    • C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\npm
  6. Test install: > npm --version

Ruby

  1. Go to rubyinstaller.org downloads page
  2. Grab the installer that matches your architecture (32 or 64 bit)
  3. Run installer
  4. Check 'Add Ruby executables to your PATH' when prompted
  5. Complete installation
  6. Make sure the /bin directory is in your system path
    • C:\Ruby\bin
  7. Test install: > gem --version

System Path

  1. Right click 'My Computer'
  2. Click 'Properties'
  3. Click 'Advanced system settings'
  4. Click 'Environment Variables...' button
  5. Highlight the 'PATH' entry and click 'Edit...' button
  6. Add the path to the 'Variable value:' field, seperating each value with a semicolon (;)
  7. 'OK' to save

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