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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Numbers Operators


how to get the localhost running so I can test my javascript?

3 Answers

J Scott Erickson
J Scott Erickson
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The easiest way to run code for testing would be to include your .js file into a .html file and open the page in a browser. then right click and select 'inspect element' then you can use the console in the popup to write, test, and debug code. (These instructions work for Google Chrome, been a while since I used Firefox and even longer since I used IE but I assume this is a similar process to at least Firefox).

Javascript runs in browser, you don't need a server environment to work with it.

For plain classic Javascript, you don't need to setup a localhost or have any server. All you need to start coding in JS is a browser and a text editor.

However, if you still think that what you're doing requires a localhost (perhaps you forgot to mention it) then I would suggest using a cool software called WAMP to setup a local server. It's pretty easy too!