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Sails.js in Action by Mike McNeil

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Chapter 2. First steps

This chapter covers

  • Installing the necessary components of the technical stack
  • Setting up the tools of your development environment
  • Creating your first application
  • Cloning your first repository

To get things started, you’ll set up your development environment. This will consist of installing the necessary tools and underlying software to build Sails applications. You’ll then generate a Sails app to apply what you learned in chapter 1. This chapter will also provide an opportunity to demystify the process of backend app creation and dismiss the idea that it has to be a long, drawn-out process. The first application you’ll generate will be disposable. Yep, we said it—disposable. But that’s not a bad thing. It’s actually ...

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