Getting Started with Sails JS(Installation + overview)

sails js

Sails JS is a MVC framework for node JS built on top of Node and express JS. It provides allows you to quickly get started with the REST API’s.

Lets get step up a sails js project quickly to get you familiar with the framework.

STEP 1:

Open up your favourite Terminal/command Prompt. I am using visual studio on ubuntu 20.04

STEP 2:

Go to your preferred location, here I will choose Desktop/medium

cd Desktopmkdir mediumcd medium

Make sure you have npm and node globally installed, if not first install these two. Check node and npm version

node -v

v14.16.0(yours may be different) any version above 10+ is fine

npm -v

7.7.5(again yours may be different)

STEP 3:

Lets now install Sails JS globally

npm install sails -g

Check sails version

sails -v

I have sails version — 1.4.2

We have now successfully installed sails on the system, lets start with the real work.

STEP 4:

Generate an empty sails project

sails new test-project

STEP 5:

cd test-project

STEP 6:

Lift the project

sails lift

Note: You can alternatively use nodemon to run the app if you have nodemon globally installed

nodemon run start

STEP 7:

Lets open Localhost and see if everything is working fine, by default sails server is runs on PORT 1337

Open your browser and type

localhost:1337

If you see this page voila ! You have successfully started a sails js app.

Thanks :)

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