Use npm init To Create New Node Projects

Adding a `package.json` file to a directory turns it into a node project. You can do this manually, or use `npm init`. For example:


mkdir new_project_name
  cd new_project_name
  npm init

You'll be asked a series of questions to configure the setup. I usually just hit enter for all of them. The process produces a `package.json` file based on your answers.

To get something that runs, make an `index.js` file with something like:


#!/usr/bin/env node


From there, use `npm i` to install modules. For example, install puppeteer with:


npm i puppeteer

Probably a good idea to do an


git init

And then push in the .gitignore and all that jazz.