Gatsby on windows
Setting up your environment for building native Node.js modules.
Many Gatsby plugins and themes require building native Node.js modules e.g. Sharp (a common Gatsby dependency used for image processing). To do so, you need a functional build environment (Python and Visual C++ Build Tools).
The easy way to setup your build environment on Windows is to install the
package by runnning
npm install --global windows-build-tools on an admin
powershell console. On installing this package, it downloads and installs the
Visual C++ Build Tools 2015, provided free of charge by Microsoft. These tools
are required to compile popular native modules. It will also install Python
2.7, configuring your machine and npm appropriately.