Before getting started with using Node you must set up your development environment. In the following chapters we'll be using this for development, and for non-production deployment.
In this chapter we shall:
So let's get on with it.
Node runs best on the POSIX-like operating systems. These are the various UNIX derivatives (Solaris, and so on) or workalikes (Linux, Mac OS X, and so on). Indeed many of the Node built-in functions are direct corollaries to POSIX system calls.
More mature language platforms (such as Perl or Python) have a stable feature ...