This appendix provides an installation guide and setup instructions to support the code examples in this book.
This section shows how to install JSON-based tools in the browser.
JSONView pretty-prints JSON in Chrome or Firefox. Follow the installation instructions on the JSONView site for your browser.
Use JSONLint to validate JSON documents online. JSONLint doesn’t require an installation.
Use JSON Editor Online to model JSON documents. Since this is a web app, there’s nothing to install.
Postman provides the ability to fully test a RESTful API. It can send
DELETE requests and set HTTP headers.
You can install Postman as a Chrome extension or as a standalone GUI
application on macOS, Linux, or Windows. Visit the
Postman site for installation instructions.
This book uses Node.js version
v6.10.2, which is the current latest
stable version as of this writing.
Although you could use the installation package from the Node.js site, it’s difficult to change versions. Instead, let’s use Node Version Manager (NVM). NVM makes it easy to install/uninstall Node.js, and upgrade to newer versions.