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Node Web Development by David Herron

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What you need for this book

Today, we normally install Node from source, and it works best on Unix- or POSIX-like systems. The requirements to begin using Node are modest, and your most important tool is the one between your ears.

Installing from source requires a Unix-/POSIX-like system (Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, and so on), modern C/C++ compiler, the OpenSSL libraries, and Python version 2.4 or later.

Node programs can be edited with any text editor, but one that can handle JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and so on will be useful.

While the book is about developing web applications, it does not require you to have a web server. Node provides its own web server stack.

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