Server-side scripting is used to create more complex applications that require a server to host them. Server-side scripting can also be used to create APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that allow two systems to communicate with one another. With server-side scripting, a web server is needed in order to store the data and run the scripts.
Once you have installed Node.js, you will be able to create a project directory and install packages required for your project. You can then begin writing your code using your text editor, running your files using Node.js, and viewing your results in a web browser.
It is important to remember to save your files regularly, as this will help you to avoid losing any of your work. Additionally, you should make sure to test your code regularly to ensure that it is functioning correctly. Finally, you should always keep your development environment up to date with the latest versions of the tools you are using.
Working with Existing Libraries and Frameworks
Using libraries and frameworks can help save time when coding larger applications as they provide additional functionality that would otherwise have to be coded from scratch. Additionally, many libraries and frameworks are open source and free to download, so there is no need to pay for expensive software licenses.
Debugging and Testing Your Code