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Node.js interest last 5 years

1. Introduction


Node.js is a cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment for executing JavaScript code server-side. As I said in my home page, Node is very useful when you make browser games or real time communication like chats. So let’s start with a simple «hello world» in order to get a first contact with node.


2. Configuring the development environment


There are different ways to develop web apps, but I will describe only one (Eclipse).

Step 1: Download and install Eclipse.

Step 2: Download and install Node.js.

Step 3: In Eclipse, go Help and click in «Eclipse Marketplace», then install Node plugin for eclipse. (Nodeclipse for example)


3. Structure example


If we had all components installed, we can create a new project in eclipse.

So File > New Project > Node.js Express Project