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June 13, 2014 AT 8:00 am

Installing and using node.js on Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Frank Carver shared a handy tutorial for setting up a node.js server on the Raspberry Pi:

If you are not familiar with node.js I recommend giving it a look. It’s JavaScript, but running on a server rather than in a browser. It’s free, runs on most systems, easy to work with, surprisingly fast, and has a wide array of third-party software available though its npm package management system.

Running such software on a generic server is all well and good but, naturally, I want to be able to build systems using node.js and Raspberry Pi. I looked around and found an article from “Josh On Design” which got me part of the way, but it did seem a bit vague about a couple of the steps, so I thought I’d describe how I got things set up for a project I’m currently working on.

As always, the first step is to get a Raspbian image on an SD card. I don’t think node.js is particularly picky, and should run on any reasonably recent version. For this project I started with a clean SD card with the latest Raspbian version (2014-01-07 at the time of writing)….

Check out the full tutorial on the site Raspberry Alpha Omega here!


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