Creating your first Codewind project with Codewind for VS Code

To create your first project:

1. Click the prompt in the Codewind window.

image of VS Code without any local Codewind projects

2. This prompt displays a list of project types for you to select.

image of the list of project types

3. Scroll through the list until you see Node.js Express (Default templates).

image of Node.js Express (Default templates) as it appears in the list of project types

4. Selecting this template prompts you to enter a name for your project.

image of the text field where you can enter the name of your project

5. Enter a name and then choose where to create this on disk. For example, myFirstNodeProject.

image of folder locations where you can store the project

6. Codewind now starts to build and run your very first project. Once complete, the following screen shows your application is built and running.

image of the screen that shows that the project is built and running

7. To view your running application, click on the project name in the Codewind window.

image of VS Code with a Codewind project named myFirstNodeProject

8. Then click the Open Application icon. image of the Open Application icon

This icon launches your web browser and displays your application.

image of the application as it appears in a web browser

Congratulations, you have now created, built and run your first Codewind project using Codewind on your local machine.

Next Steps

Choose from the following:

Getting started with Codewind - next steps Continue to instructions for making a code change with VS Code to see the auto-build-and-run feature in action.

Installing Codewind for remote use If you intend to use Codewind remotely, you have now completed the prerequisite step of installing Codewind on your local machine and can now proceed:

  1. Deploy Codewind to your cloud if not already done so by you or a sysadmin/DevOps engineer. See tutorial Deploying Codewind Remotely.
  2. Connect your Codewind extension of your local desktop IDE to Codewind in your cloud by following the tutorial Using Codewind Remotely.