Creating a cse154 Working Directory

The first and probably most important thing: create a directory (read: folder) to store your CSE 154 work in! A new subdirectory will be created for each assignment. We recommend the following structure:


VS Code and Git

VS Code is our recommended text editor. We will use it to program in the different languages covered in CSE 154, as well as to clone assignment Git repositories.

You need to have VS Code (or another text editor) and Git setup by the end of Week 1 to get started with your first assignment and to follow along in lecture/section. If you already have experience using Git, you may use the same process you're familiar with, but we otherwise strongly recommend you follow the VS Code/Git setup guides for CSE 154, which include helpful packages to support your web development environment in this course.


You will need a Chrome browser on your machine. Webpages are rendered a bit differently between different browsers, thus for consistency we expect students to use Chrome (plus it has some very useful web development tools!).

Woohoo! 🎊

If you have VSCode (or an alternative text editor) installed, Git setup, a CSE 154 directory, and the Chrome browser then congratulations! Your CSE 154 web development environment is setup and ready for the quarter ahead!