In this tutorial, Alex Banks will show you how to install Node.js on a PC. You will learn how to locate and download the package installer, as well as how to check for the current version, and test the installation from the Command Prompt.
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- If you have not installed Node.js or you installed…an older version of Node.js awhile back,…you will need to go and install it.…The easiest way to install Node.js is to navigate…to nodejs.org and choose from one of the installers…that you see on the first page.…We're going to install version 4.2.1.…During the recording of this Node.js class,…version 5 just became available.…But version 5 is just available…and we're going to continue to work with 4.2.1,…assuming that it is more stable for our files.…
Another way that you can select a download,…is to go to the Downloads tab.…You can actually download a specific installer.…I'm just going to go back to the homepage…and select the 4.2.1 from the homepage.…Once you have the installer downloaded,…you will need to run it.…The basic options are absolutely okay for most developers.…If you wanted to change where Node.js gets installed,…you could do so.…If you wanted to pick which options…you want to have installed, you can do so.…But I'm just going to select the defaults…
Alex Banks shows how to install Node.js on a Mac or PC and work with the Node.js core: the global object, event loop, http module, and file system. Then he covers reading and writing data, streaming data, making http requests, and working with the node package manager (npm). In the final chapters, he shows how to start sessions on web servers, communicate with web servers and clients with WebSockets, use the Express framework to develop applications, and test and debug Node.js code. Want to speed up your Node.js workflow? Check out the tutorials on automating tasks with Grunt and npm scripts.
- What is Node.js?
- Installing Node.js
- Understanding the global object and global timing
- Importing the core modules
- Handling events
- Creating child processes
- Reading, writing, and removing files
- Working with file streams
- Making http requests
- Serving files and JSON data
- Installing npm, the node package manager
- Working with Express, the web server framework
- Using WebSockets
- Testing and debugging Node.js code
- Working with Grunt and Browserify
- Automating tasks with npm scripts
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Is Node.js?
2. Installing Node.js
3. Node Core
4. Node Modules
5. The File System
6. The HTTP Module
7. Node Package Manager
Installing npms locally4m 4s
8. Web Servers
Creating a WebSocket server8m 30s
10. Testing and Debugging
11. Automation and Deployment
Next steps2m 4s
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