The Codeflow designer is a graphical user interface for designing and debugging Codeflow programs and other assets. The designer comes with a latest version of Codeflow engine embedded in it and includes everything required to design and debug Codeflow programs locally.
Codeflow engine is the runtime component for executing the flows. The engine can be installed and run independently of the designer, which is the typical way of deploying programs in a production environment.
The engine is available as an NPM™ package and can be installed as a global module, as shown below:
npm install -g codeflow
For more details, refer to the documentation - deploying Codeflow in production.