# Installation

JOSH is installed very simply through yarn or npm:

npm i @joshdb/core
* OR *
yarn add @joshdb/core

JOSH itself has very little dependencies, specifically it only depends on lodash which is installed automatically when you install @joshdb/core.

# Provider Dependency

However, JOSH cannot function without a Provider, which provides the communication layer between @joshdb/core and the database you're storing data in. Every provider may have its own specific pre-requisites and sub-dependency, so please take care to read the page for the provider you intend to use.

# What's next?

See the Providers page and choose one!