Getting Started with Node.js
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
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For a high-level introduction to
Node.js, start here, Steve Vinoski's article on Node.js.
The Github Node Wiki contains excellent installation guide that explains how to get started installing Node.js and the Node Package Manager (NPM) on your system.
Check the pre-requisites section in the installation guide and install packages listed there.
sudo apt-get install git-core build-essential openssl libssl-dev pkg-config
python3 is default on your system, before continuing with
mkdir /tmp/bin; ln -s /usr/bin/python2.7 /tmp/bin/python; export PATH = /tmp/bin:$PATH
If you're compiling
Node.js from source, you can follow these steps
mkdir -p ~/local/node cd ~/workspace && git clone https://github.com/joyent/node.git cd node && git checkout v0.8.18 # check nodejs.org for latest stable release ./configure --prefix=~/local/node make -j2 && make install # Edit ~/.bashrc to update the path variable export PATH=$HOME/local/node/bin:$PATH . ~/.bashrc node --version && npm --version # to verify node and npm versions
Setting up Lint
You can install
Some core concepts
- Understand the asynchronous coding style that Node encourages
- Async != concurrent. Understand Node's event loop!
- Understand how require() works in node.js for code loading
- Familiarize yourself with Node's standard library
- Get to know NPM, a command line tool for managing dependencies
This was a short how-to note on installing and getting started with
node.js. Will add more articles on node.js in coming days.