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Before you begin, it is important that your development environment set up properly.

Install Node.js

To be able to write new RSS rules, you must first install Node.js first. RSSHub uses Node.js to run its code and create RSS feeds and requires Node v16 or above. You can download the latest LTS version of Node.js from here.

On Windows, you can simply download the installer and follow the steps from the installer. Remember to check the option to install Tools for Native Modules as well.

On macOS, you can either download the installer from the Node.js website or use Homebrew to install Node.js with the command brew install node.

On Linux, you can refer to this page to decide how to install Node.js.

Install a code editor

To write code, you need a code editor. If you already have one, you can skip this section. If you don't have one, you can choose one from the following list:

To speed up the development process and make it easier to keep your code clean, you can install some appropriate extensions to the code editor of your choice. In the latter part of this guide, we will use Visual Studio Code as an example, you can install the following extensions:

Cloud hosted development environment

If you don't want to install Node.js and a code editor on your computer, you can use a cloud-hosted development environment. You may use GitHub Codespaces or Gitpod. Just click one of the buttons below to start a new workspace:

Open in GitHub Codespaces

Open in Gitpod

For more information about how to use GitHub Codespaces or Gitpod , see GitHub's documentation and Gitpod's documentation.