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Development Tools Console Foundations Getting Started with the Console Moving and Deleting Files

Jack Cummins
Jack Cummins
17,417 Points

How will this tool help me make websites?

This course is the Front End Web Development course. I don't understand how the console will help me make websites. None of this seems like it will help me much with making websites.

2 Answers

It can be helpful to learn how to use the command line for websites because it can allow for files to be created and moved quicker. Also, when you start using front end technologies like Sass or React that need to be compiled down into standard CSS and JS, then you are going to need to know how to use the command line to target these files for compiling and telling the compiler where to place the compiled files.

Mark VonGyer
Mark VonGyer
21,214 Points

Adding to this; using the command line is very useful on a server, for example, you can easily find out how many open connections you have, which ports are open, what your ip address is, generate self-signed SSLs etc.

If you want to host a website with One.com or something like that you probably wont need to worry, but if you are hosting a site on your own webserver I guarantee you will open the console at some point!

If a path or something isn't working, you can test commands in the browser console to see if they succeed or see what errors you receive that you wouldn't necessarily see in your local development environment.