Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Installing Node.js

Started to be interested in node.js ... looks interesting. It is "sugar on V8 JS engine". It is amazing how Javascript is gaining popularity - I remember reading the Atwood's Law in CodingHorror.com: (great blog)

Atwood's Law: any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript.

Needed to sharpen my Fedora VM to get things going. Follow the instructions at https://github.com/joyent/node/wiki/Installation

git clone https://github.com/joyent/node.git cd node git checkout v0.6.7 
./configure 
make 
sudo make install
[sedatiko@sedora ~]$ which node /usr/local/bin/node [sedatiko@sedora ~]$ node > 2+2+ ... 2 6 >