You can develop with Booster using any of the following operating systems:
- Windows (Native and WSL)
The minimal required Node.js version is
v14.14. Download the installer
from nodejs website, or install it using your system's package
Using Chocolatey package manager, run the following command in your PowerShell
choco install nodejs
Using Homebrew package manager, run the following command on the terminal
brew install node
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt install nodejs
Verify that it was installed properly by checking so from your terminal:
As soon as you have a Node.js version higher than
v14.14, and an
npm version higher than
7, you are good to go. Just note that
npm comes with node, you don't have to install
Alternatively, we recommend you to use a version manager for dealing with different Node.js versions:
nvm- Works with macOS, Linux, and Windows Subsystem for Linux
nvm-windows- Works with native Windows
Booster will initialize a Git repository when you create a new project (unless you use the
--skipGit flag), so it is required that you have it already installed in your system.
choco install git
brew install git
sudo apt install git-all
Git configuration variables
After installing git in your machine, make sure that
user.email are properly configured.
Take a look at the Git configuration page for more info.
To configure them, run in your terminal:
git config --global user.name "Your Name Here"
git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Installing the Booster CLI
Booster comes with a command-line tool that helps you generating boilerplate code,
testing and deploying the application, and deleting all the resources in the cloud. All
the stable versions are published to
these versions are the recommended ones, as they are well documented, and the changes are
stated in the release notes.
To install the Booster CLI run this:
npm install --global @boostercloud/cli
Verify the Booster CLI installation with the
boost version command. You should get back
@boostercloud/cli/0.16.1 darwin-x64 node-v14.14.0