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Node Js  is a platform built with the JavaScript runtime of Chrome that serves to easily create fast and scalable network applications.
Node Js uses an event-driven non-blocking input and output model, which in turn makes it very lightweight, efficient and ideal for real-time applications that handle a lot of data, let’s install it !.

INSTALLING NODE JS

We open our terminal or console and write the following:


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install git-core curl build-essential openssl libssl-dev

Then we go to the path where we want to clone Node Js, in my case the route is as follows:


cd ~/

CLONE NODE JS


git clone https://github.com/nodejs/node.git node && cd node

If we want to install the latest version, we skip the next step and go directly to the step: create the makefile.

But if we want to install another specific version of node Js, we point to for example version 0.12.0 as follows:


git checkout v0.12.0

After this we continue with the normal installation process and proceed to create the makefile.

CREATE THE MAKEFILE


./configure --openssl-libpath=/usr/lib/ssl

WE PREPARE THE INSTALLATION


make

WE INSTALL


sudo make install

We check which version of Node Js we have installed


node -v

Verify which version of NPM we have installed


npm -v

IF WE WANT TO INSTALL SOME MODULES OF NODE JS

JADE – HTML TEMPLATE AND PREPROCESSOR ENGINE


npm install -g jade

STYLUS – CSS PREPROCESSOR


npm install -g stylus

COFFEE SCRIPT – JAVASCRIPT PREPROCESSOR


npm install -g coffee-script

And, with these simple steps we have already installed Node Js and some of its most famous modules in our team, Node Js has many interesting and very useful modules, if you wish you can check them more in detail on the official website of NPM.

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