Node.js Quick-Start on Linux Mint Step-by-Step Easy Guide

September 23rd, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Quick-Start with Node.js on Linux Mint

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Quick-Start with Node.js on Linux Mint Systems.

Node.js is an Amazing New Javascript Stuff that is at the Same Time either a Web Server and a Web Development Framework.

Node.js is Well Known for his Performances and Scaling Attitudes derived from a Single Thread Non-Blocking Architecture “First come, first served”.

The Content and Details are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Guide Easier to Read and Digest ;)

To the Quick-Start with Node.js on Linux Mint Bottom You Find Link to Guide with Extended Documentation for Node.js Javascript Server/Framework.

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  1. How-to Install Latest Node.js on Linux Mint

    Linux node.js Installation
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Cmd and Search “term”

    Quick-Start with Node.js on Linux Mint - Open Terminal
  3. Install hotnode Utility
    sudo npm -g install hotnode

    The Tool will Provide to Auto-Reloading the Server when New Changes are Saved.

  4. Editing the Hello-World Node Server
    nano server.js

    Inserts something Like:

    var http = require('http');
    var path = require('path');
    var pages = [
    	{route: '', output: 'Woohoo!'},
    	{route: 'about', output: 'A simple routing with Node example'},
    	{route: 'another page', output: function() {return 'Here\'s '+this.route;}},
    http.createServer(function (request, response) {
    	var lookup = path.basename(decodeURI(request.url));
    	pages.forEach(function(page) {
    		if (page.route === lookup) {
    			response.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/html'});
    			response.end(typeof page.output === 'function' ? page.output() : page.output);
    	if (!response.finished) {
    		response.end('Page Not Found!');
  5. Start the Server/App
    node server.js

    Next you can Display the Hello-World on:

  6. Node.js Manual & Documentation

    Node.js Docs
  7. Now You are Able to Getting-Started with the Node.js Development, to Look for Further Docs and Resource meet the Online Node.js Developers Community.

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