Friday, January 10, 2014

Installing Nodejs


Nodejs is a platform for building fast and scalable network applications. Apart from building applications, it is used for distributing several tools, frameworks like Apache Cordova, Apache Ripple.


The installation of nodejs is straight forward. nodejs can be downloaded from the below URL.

Click on the 'INSTALL' button to download the installer.

The downloaded file will be like 'node-v0.10.24-x86.msi'. The file name may vary a little bit based on the version downloaded and the OS version architecture.

Double click on the installer to start installation.

Click on 'Next' in the welcome screen.

Accept the license agreement and click on 'Next'.

Select the installation location and click on 'Next'.

Normally you need to install all the packages and so click on 'Next' without making changes. If you are sure you dont need some of the components like 'Online documentation shortcuts' deselect it and click on 'Next'.

The installer will start installing the nodejs on your system. Just wait for few seconds to allow the installation to complete.

Click on 'Finish' to complete the installation.

To check the installation, open command prompt and check the version by typing the below commands.

node -v
npm -v

node -v should display the version of the nodejs you have downloaded and installed.

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