The year of the node
If you haven’t already (shame on you), it really is time to sit down and have a play with node.js. So that you have absolutely no excuses, I’ve put together a super quick start guide to kick you off.
Nodejs was first released back in May 2009 but has gathered huge momentum over the past year or so.
Super quick start
Download the installer for your OS and install.
Create a new directory for your app (optional) and a blank
Ensure you’re in the directory of your
http://localhost:4000/ to see your newly created node.js http server in action!
You’ll notice in the example above that we’re using
http, which is part of the node core. There are over 50,000 3rd party packages available on the node package manager registry, that should keep you busy for the rest of the year :)
Happy new year!