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    Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on chrome’s V8 engine. It is efficient and lightweight as it uses a non-blocking, event-driven Input/Output model. npm or the Node.js’ package system is amongst the biggest open source libraries.

     

     

    Source: https://www.ubuntu.com/

     

    To use Node.js, you must first install it. In this article, I will share 6 easy, time-saving steps to quickly install Node.Js on Ubuntu. It will cover the Node.js installation on both Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu server distribution for following versions:

    • Trusty Tahr (14.04)
    • Xenial Xerus (16.04)
    • Precise Pangolin (12.04)
    • Yakkety Yak (16.10)

     

    Note: Make sure that your system meets following requirements:

    Your environment is a supported architecture:

    • i386 (32-bit)
    • amd64 (64-bit)
    • armhf (ARM 32-bit hard-float, ARMv7 and up: arm-linux-gnueabihf)

     

    Your environment is using a supported Ubuntu LTS distribution:

    • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
    • Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)

     

    Let’s proceed with the installation steps: -

    Step 1:-  First step to install Node.Js is to run the install curl command

    sudo apt-get install curl

     

    Step 2: -  Then, run the following 2 commands

    $ curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash 
    $ sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

    The first command will add the Node source APT repository for Debian-based distribution repository and the PGP key for verifying packages and the second command will install the Node.js from the Debian-based distribution repository.

     

    Step 3: - Use the following command to download and setup the APT repository and add the PGP key to the system’s APT key chain.

    $ curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash 

     

    Step 4: - By this time, we have set the APT repository and can now install the Node.js with apt-get by using the following command.

    $ sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

     

    Step 5: - You can check the Node type by using the following command

    $ node v //prints node version

     

    Step 6: - Update the npm version by using the following command

    $ sudo npm install npm global

     

    After this 6 step installation process, you are good to go. How did you find the article? Share your thoughts and concerns in the comments section below.

    6 Easy Steps to Install Node.js on Linux Ubuntu

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