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First, install Node.js for your platform. In this example we'll create an HTTP server listening on port 1337, which sends Hello, World! to the browser. Note that, instead of using port 1337, you can use any port number of your choice which is currently not in use by any other service. The http mod...
Node.js can also be used to create command line utilities. The example below reads the first argument from the command line and prints a Hello message. To run this code on an Unix System: Create a new file and paste the code below. The filename is irrelevant. Make this file executable with chmo...
To begin, install Node.js on your development computer. Windows: Navigate to the download page and download/run the installer. Mac: Navigate to the download page and download/run the installer. Alternatively, you can install Node via Homebrew using brew install node. Homebrew is a command-line pac...
When you deploy your app to a (Node.js-specific) hosted environment, this environment usually offers a PORT-environment variable that you can use to run your server on. Changing the port number to process.env.PORT allows you to access the application. For example, http.createServer(function(reques...
You can use the node-inspector. Run this command to install it via npm: npm install -g node-inspector Then you can debug your application using node-debug app.js The Github repository can be found here: https://github.com/node-inspector/node-inspector Debugging natively You can also debu...
The following example uses Express to create an HTTP server listening on port 3000, which responds with "Hello, World!". Express is a commonly-used web framework that is useful for creating HTTP APIs. First, create a new folder, e.g. myApp. Go into myApp and make a new JavaScript file con...
Once you understand how to create an HTTP Server with node, it's important to understand how to make it "do" things based on the path that a user has navigated to. This phenomenon is called, "routing". The most basic example of this would be to check if (request.url === 'some/pa...
The only major differences between this and a regular TCP connection are the private Key and the public certificate that you’ll have to set into an option object. How to Create a Key and Certificate The first step in this security process is the creation of a private Key. And what is this private ...
When called without arguments, Node.js starts a REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop) also known as the “Node shell”. At a command prompt type node. $ node > At the Node shell prompt > type "Hello World!" $ node > "Hello World!" 'Hello World!'
Node.js is a Javascript engine (Google's V8 engine for Chrome, written in C++) that allows to run Javascript outside the browser. While numerous libraries are available for extending Node's functionalities, the engine comes with a set of core modules implementing basic functionalities. There's curr...
Once you have node.js installed on your system, you can just follow the procedure below to get a basic web server running with support for both HTTP and HTTPS! Step 1 : Build a Certificate Authority create the folder where you want to store your key & certificate : mkdir conf ...

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