To experiment with AngularJS examples all you need is a web browser and a text editor (or your favorite IDE). But in order to take full advantage of this book we would recommend installing
node.js (http://nodejs.org/) and its
npm package manager with the following modules:
Code examples illustrating interactions with a back-end are making use of a cloud-hosted MongoDB database (MongoLab) so a working internet connection is needed to run many examples from this book.