Installing Node

Before triggering Elixir, you must first ensure that Node.js is installed on your machine. You will want at least the latest LTS version of Node.

node -v

Installing ColdBox Elixir

If you generate a ColdBox application using any of our elixir templates then you will find a package.json file in the root of the application already. Think of this like your box.json file, except it defines Node dependencies instead of ColdFusion (CFML) dependencies. A typical example can look like this:

  "private": true,
  "devDependencies": {
    "coldbox-elixir": "^4.0.0"

It defines ColdBox Elixir as a dev dependency. You may then install the dependencies it references by running:

npm install

This will install ColdBox Elixir and its dependencies into the node_modules folder in your root. This folder has been already added to the .gitignore file as well, so no need to further ignore it.

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