You need NodeJS and MongoDB installed for this tutorial. Download the latest version of NodeJS (recommended 6.3.1) from here: http://nodejs.org/
Download the latest version of MongoDB from here: https://www.mongodb.com/download-center?jmp=nav
If you are on Windows, you need to setup your system to be able to compile Node native modules. There are two options available:
Option 1 (recommended): Install all the required tools and configurations using Microsoft's windows-build-tools for compiling Node modules. To do that just run:
npm install --global --production windows-build-tools from an elevated PowerShell or CMD.exe (run as Administrator).
Option 2: Install tools and configuration manually:
Visual C++ Build Environment:
Option 1: Install Visual C++ Build Tools using the Default Install option.
Option 2: Install Visual Studio 2015 (or modify an existing installation) and select Common Tools for Visual C++ during setup. This also works with the free Community and Express for Desktop editions.
Install Python 2.7 (v3.x.x is not supported), and run
npm config set python python2.7
npm config set msvs_version 2015
Once you have Node and MongoDB setup, open a terminal/command prompt and change the current working directory to the relay directory in your downloaded Rubix folder like so (on Windows you would need to replace the backward slash "/" with the forward slash "\"):
$ cd rubix/relay
As you can see, the relay directory has two sub-directories: A relay seed named relay-seed and a simple Todo list example app named relay-example.
We will be re-creating the relay-example app, which, you can use as a reference for this tutorial. Please clone the relay-seed directory and rename the new copy to relay-todolist. (The installation steps for relay-example is the same as below so we won't be repeating it here)
$ cp -rf relay-seed relay-todolist
Change the working directory to relay-todolist and install all the project dependencies:
$ cd relay-todolist $ npm install
You may get some deprecation warnings as well as peerDependency warnings in your terminal while/after the NPM installation. Please ignore those warnings.
Once installation completes, run the following command to launch the server:
$ npm run dev -s
After the startup compilation finishes, you should get a message in your terminal saying "Node.js app is running at http://localhost:8080". Once you get the message, navigate to http://localhost:8080 in your browser.
A dashboard should render with a message saying: "Hello, World!".
With the installation complete click "Next" to start creating our Todo list app.
For more NPM Launch Options (like running development server on remote instance, generating sourcemaps, generating production builds, testing, RTL support etc) click here: Launch Options