Take time to ensure all necessary tools are correctly installed on your personal machine before the start of class. For Intro to Programming, this includes configuring the command line, installing and setting up Git, and installing VS Code text editor and its extensions. We cover setup and installation instructions in the upcoming lessons in this pre-work section. All you need to do is click the "Next" button to work through each lessons. We'll also list these lessons below as an overview.
This is where you can find the setup and installation instructions for each piece of software:
- Text Editor: VS Code.
- Command Line — Only Windows users will need to install a program to utilize the Command Line. Mac computers should have a built-in program called Terminal, as described in this lesson.
- Git and GitHub.
- Git Configurations.
You will have the opportunity to get setup assistance from Epicodus staff. For in-person students, usually instructors set up a specific time and day to address set up issues. For online students, instructors typically meet with students on an as-needed basis. If you need setup assistance, let your instructor know as soon as possible. Please know that the assistance we can provide is limited and that we do not have the staffing to debug complex personal environment issues.