This post shows students and new users steps to install and use Ionic Framework on Ubuntu Linux.
If you don’t already know about Ionic Framework, it’s an open-source, cross-platform mobile development framework that you use to initialize, develop and maintain Angular, React, Vue applications easily on compatible systems.
Installing Ionic Framework is also easy and straightforward. Ionic apps are created and developed primarily through the Ionic command-line utility.
To get started with Ionic Framework, the only requirement is a Node & npm environment.
Below is how to install and use Ionic Framework on Ubuntu Linux.
How to install and use Ionic Framework on Ubuntu Linux
As mentioned above, Ionic Framework is an open-source, cross-platform mobile development framework that you use to initialize, develop and maintain Angular, React, Vue applications easily on compatible systems.
Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu Linux.
First, open Ubuntu command line console and run the commands below to install NVM.
curl | bash
Next, run the commands to activate the NVM environment within your profile.
Once the environment is activated, run the commands below to install Node.js.
As of this writing, Ionic latest LTS version and supports Node.js 14 and 16 LTS versions.
For this post, we’re going to be installing Node.js version 16 LTS. Run the commands below to do so.
nvm install v16
After installing, you can check the version of Node.js and NPM using the commands below:
node -v npm -v
If there was a previous installation of the Ionic CLI, it will need to be uninstalled due to a change in package name.
npm uninstall -g ionic
Once Node.js and NPM are installed, run the commands below to install the latest Ionic.
npm install cordova --location=global npm install @ionic/cli --location=global
Check Ionic version by running the commands below.
That should display an output similar to the lines below:
To create, build, and serve a new, basic Ionic project on a development server, go to the parent directory of your new workspace use the following commands:
ionic start my-first-project cd my-first-project ionic serve
Replace my-first-project with the name of the project folder you wish to use.
Once you start a new project, you’ll be prompted to choose a framework and template:
After a successful build, you should see similar lines as below:
In your browser, open to see the new application run.
When you use the ionic serve command to build an application and serve it locally, the server automatically rebuilds the application and reloads the page when you change any of the source files.
That should do it!
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