Let’s install Chocolatey first. Just open a command prompt and copy and paste the text and press enter.
For Node JS this is the package you need, because it contains NPM as well.
And there it goes.
console.log("Join us today");
Save it as joinus.js
And then fire up a Powershell prompt of Dos prompt and type
PS C:\Users\jacqueline\Desktop\Invites> node .\test.js
Join us today
Doesn’t this bring tears in your eyes?
I’m most certainly not the first who tried this, but here is how I did install node.js on my Raspberry Pi.
I installed a fresh image (2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.zip), which you can get here.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install build-essential
Then I went over here and executed the commands in this Gist:
echo ‘export PATH=$HOME/local/bin:$PATH’ >> ~/.bashrc
curl http://nodejs.org/dist/node-latest.tar.gz | tar xz –strip-components=1
make install # ok, fine, this step probably takes more than 30 seconds…
curl https://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh
And after that there is node.js and npm on the Raspberry Pi:
pi@raspberrypi ~/node-latest-install $ npm -v && node -v
Now install Nginx on your Raspberry Pi and start hosting Node apps. Well, first I need a use case. And then I need to know how to write it.