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This tutorial is designed to get you familiar with the process of writing components. But at some point, you'll want to start writing components in the comfort of your own text editor.

First, you'll need to integrate Svelte with a build tool. We recommend using Vite with vite-plugin-svelte...

npm create vite@latest my-app -- --template svelte

...or one of the community-maintained integrations.

SvelteKit is the official application framework from the Svelte team. It's currently in development, but if you don't mind using pre-1.0 software then it's the recommended way to build Svelte apps.

Don't worry if you're relatively new to web development and haven't used these tools before. We've prepared a simple step-by-step guide, Svelte for new developers, which walks you through the process.

You'll also want to configure your text editor. There are plugins for many popular editors as well as an official VS Code extension.

Then, once you've got your project set up, using Svelte components is easy. The compiler turns each component into a regular JavaScript class — just import it and instantiate with new:

import App from './App.svelte';

const app = new App({
	target: document.body,
	props: {
		// we'll learn about props later
		answer: 42

You can then interact with app using the component API if you need to.

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