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Learn JavaScript by adventuring around in the terminal.

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Get help

Having issues with javascripting? Get help troubleshooting in the nodeschool discussions repo, or on gitter:

![Gitter]( Chat.svg)

Install Node.js

Make sure Node.js is installed on your computer.

Install it from

On Windows and using v4 or v5 of Node.js? Make sure you are using at least 5.1.0, which provides a fix for a bug on Windows where you can't choose items in the menu.

Install javascripting with npm

Open your terminal and run this command:

npm install --global javascripting

The --global option installs this module globally so that you can run it as a command in your terminal.

Having issues with installation?

If you get an EACCESS error, the simplest way to fix this is to rerun the command, prefixed with sudo:

sudo npm install --global javascripting

You can also fix the permissions so that you don't have to use sudo. Take a look at this npm documentation:

Run the workshop

Open your terminal and run the following command:


You'll see the menu:

javascripting screenshot

Navigate the menu with the up & down arrow keys.

Choose a challenge by hitting enter.

Take a look at this gif that shows the first challenge:

first challenge

In the gif I'm using the command line editor nano (here are some basic usage tips for nano).

You can use any editor you like.

atom or brackets are both good options.

Need help with an exercise?

Open an issue in the nodeschool/discussions repo:

Include the name javascripting and the name of the challenge you're working on in the title of the issue.


Add these challenges:

  • "THIS"
  • "SCOPE"