Node.js and NPM Installation on Windows


Hi all, in this short article, I will explain how to install node.js and NPM on windows. In order to run JavaScript at server side, you need to use Node.js it is a version of Chrome’s V8 JavaScript runtime engine. It is also used for developing desktop applications and deploying some productive tools. With NPM which installs and manages Node modules, it is easy to add several useful tools.

Prerequisites

  • In order to use Node, we should use command line tools like command prompt, PowerShell or Git shell.
  • Windows installer of Node.js (Download Link)

Installation Steps

Download the Windows installer of Node.js

Run the installer.

Follow the instruction below.

node

Restart your computer!

Test

Test Node is working

Open command prompt and type node -v you should see the node’s version:

Test NPM is working

Open command prompt and type “npm -v you should see the NPM’s version:

Create a Test File and Test It

Open a text file and wrote below command and save as test.js

console.log(‘Node is installed!’);

Then, run it on command prompt as “node test.js

You can update node and npm with new releases easily. It automatically overwrites the new files and if you want to uninstall them just go to control panel –> program and features and uninstall Node.js.

With these installations, we can easily install and use NPM modules.

That’s all for now.
-Onur

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About the Author:

Onur Baskirt
Onur Baskirt is a senior IT professional with 10+ years of experience. He worked at Bahçesehir University, ST Microelectronics, Huawei and Ericsson as research assistant, design verification engineer and software test leader. Also, he worked as software test leader and software operations manager at Turkey's biggest technology retailer, Teknosa. Now, he is working as Head of Software Testing and Manager of two Development Teams at Kariyer.net. His current research areas are technical software testing, programming, and computer science. Formerly, he has several research works and papers on digital chip design & verification. His hobbies are sport, dancing, traveling, and nutrition. You can find detailed information about him on his linked-in page.

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