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Practical Node.js: Building Real-World Scalable Web Apps by Azat Mardan

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CHAPTER 1

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Setting up Node.js and Other Essentials

As with many technologies, it’s vital to have the proper foundation set up first, before moving on to solving more complex problems. In this chapter, we cover the following:

  • Node.js and (NPM) Node Package Manager installation
  • Node.js script launches
  • Node.js syntax and basics
  • Node.js integrated development environments (IDEs) and code editors
  • Awareness of file changes
  • Node.js program debugging

Installing Node.js and NPM

Although your operating system (OS) might have Node.js installed on it already, you should update to at least 0.10.x. In the following subsection, we examine a few different approaches ...

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