Installing TypeScript on Ubuntu Desktop

In this post I will share how to install TypeScript and Gulp.

Note: this post is a part of the series of posts about my experience using Ubuntu Desktop for software development.

 

Prerequisites

For TypeScript and Gulp to work they require Node and NPM installed on your machine. Follow these steps to install Node and NPM on Ubuntu Desktop.

 

TypeScript

You install TypeScript by installing typescript npm package globally.

$ sudo npm install -g typescript

To check the TypeScript compiler version type

$ tsc --version

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This is the minimum you need to do to install TypeScript and start using it.

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Installing Node and NPM on Ubuntu Desktop

In this post I will share how to install Node and NPM.

Note: this post is a part of the series of posts about my experience using Ubuntu Desktop for software development.

 

Nodejs, not Node

Keep in mind that on Ubuntu the name of the Node.js package/executable is nodejs, not node.

 

Installing Node and NPM using Package Manager

The easiest way to install stable versions of Node.js and NPM is using package manager. First. let’s check what versions are available

$ sudo apt-get update
$ apt-cache show nodejs
$ apt-cache show npm

At the time of writing, the current versions of nodejs and npm are 4.2.6 and 3.5.2 respectively.

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Installing And Configuring VS Code on Ubuntu Desktop and Git Workflow

In this post I will share how to install VS Code (Microsoft Visual Studio Code) and work with GitHub repository.

Note: this post is a part of the series of posts about my experience using Ubuntu Desktop for software development.

 

Prerequisites

For VS Code to work with GitHub repositories it requires Git installed on your machine. Follow these steps to Install and Configure Git and GitHub on Ubuntu Desktop.

Installing VS Code

To install VS Code (current version 1.4) visit VS Code for Linux Docs page and you will be prompted to download the package and open it in Software Install.

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Installing And Configuring Git and GitHub on Ubuntu Desktop

In this post I will share how to install Git and then configure it to work with GitHub.

Note: this post is a part of the series of posts about my experience using Ubuntu Desktop for software development.

 

Git is not installed by default

$ git

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Git is not installed by default and you have at least two choices to install it. The first choice is to install Git using package management tool, and the second – to build it from a source code.

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Installing And Configuring AWS CLI on Ubuntu Desktop

In this post I will share how to install AWS CLI (Amazon Web Service Command Line Interface tool) using pip package manager and then configure it.

Note: this post is a part of the series of posts about my experience using Ubuntu Desktop for software development.

 

Check for Python Version

To avoid security warning during installation of AWS CLI make sure that you have Python version 2.7.11+, which comes preinstalled with Ubuntu Desktop 16.04. To check the version of Python and the actual name of the executable – type in Terminal window:

$ python --version
Python 2.7.11+
$ which python
/usr/bin/python
$ ls -l /usr/bin/python
/usr/bin/python -> python2.7

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Minimal Ubuntu Desktop Configuration

Note: this post is a part of the series of posts about my experience using Ubuntu Desktop for software development.

 

Configuring Guest Operating System – Ubuntu Desktop 16.04

The first thing after you logon – you want to update Ubuntu. Click on the gear icon on the top right and select About This Computer

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Hit Install Updates button and follow the instructions. Then restart.

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Minimal Ubuntu Desktop Configuration

Installing Ubuntu Desktop into the Virtual Machine

In this post I will share how to install Ubuntu Desktop into VirtualBox and what versions worked for me.

Note: this post is a part of the series of posts about my experience using Ubuntu Desktop for software development.

 

UPDATE: after working with different combinations of VirtualBox and Ubuntu Desktop I found that the following versions/build work very well with each other:

 

Downloading Guest Operating System – Ubuntu Desktop

The current version of Ubuntu Desktop at the time of writing is 16.04 LTS. LTS stands for “long term support” which means Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu distribution, will provide feature and security updates for a number of years. You can download Ubuntu Desktop following this link, and choose either 32- or 64-bit PC (AMD) desktop image (I’ve got 64-bit Ubuntu Desktop version 16.04.1).

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