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Installing Cordova on Ubuntu 16.04 without Android Studio

Apache Cordova is a platform to build mobile applications using JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS.

When I was trying to install cordova for creating an android application on my Ubuntu 16.04 I was facing lot of versioning and dependency problems. So in this post I will be discussing about all those issues and the solution that worked for me. All the steps are via command line and so no android studio. I don't want to install GB's of files to just use sdk.
Steps:
Install latest version of node and npmInstall CordovaInstall android SDK (Command line)Setting environment variablesCreating android plaformCreating and running first app Installing latest version of nodejs
By default ubuntu 16.04 has a stable version of nodejs added in its own repository. So to install latest version from Ubuntu itself you can simply use apt commad as follows.
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install nodejs But when I was using this version (4.2.6 is the latest stable version available when I was trying) I got some…