How To Install Nodejs On Ubuntu

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven (server only reacts when an event occurs), non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

Installing the Distro-Stable Version for Ubuntu

At the time of writing, the version in the repositories is 8.10.0. This will not be the latest version, but it should be stable and sufficient for quick experimentation with the language.

To get this version, you can use the apt package manager. Refresh your local package index by typing:

sudo apt update

After that, Install Node.js from the repositories as follows:

sudo apt install nodejs

If the package in the repositories suits your needs, this is all you need to do to get set up with Node.js. In most cases, you'll also want to also install npm, the Node.js package manager. You can do this by typing:

sudo apt install npm

This will allow you to install modules and packages to use with Node.js.

To check which version of Node.js you have installed after these initial steps, type:

nodejs -v

You should now be able to use nodejs.


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