install node.js on ubuntu desktop

node.js is a platform built on Chromes javascript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

install node.js on ubuntu desktop

There are two ways you can install node.js on your ubuntu desktop.

 Update   23rd December 2015
All the methods below are still valid to a certain extent. However, my prefered choice these days is to install Node.js via the Node Version Manager (NVM). There are a number benefits to using the NVM on your development machine.

Check out Install Node.js via Node Version Manager on ubuntu

The method below is the approach that is mostly described in a couple of the books available on node.js.

However there seems to be a newer update to method which requires curl.

curl – A tool to transfer data from or to a server, using one of the supported protocols (DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP). The command is designed to work without user interaction.
I created a bash script to make this easier to install

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