Saturday, July 9, 2016

How to Install Latest Nodejs 6.3.0 & Npm on Ubuntu

   Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Node.js' package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.

Node v6.3.0 (Current) changelog

  • Added buffer.swap64() to complement swap16() & swap32().
  • New configure options have been added for building Node.js as a shared library. 
  • The options are: --shared, --without-v8-platform & --without-bundled-v8.
  • Root certificates have been updated.
  • The server address is now configurable via --debug=<address>:<port>.
  • Upgraded npm to v3.10.3
  • Added the prompt option to the readline constructor.
  • sigint/ctrl+c will now break out of infinite loops without stopping the Node.js instance.
  • Added a node::FreeEnvironment public C++ API.
  • Refactored require('constants'), constants are now available directly from their  respective modules.
  • See changelog for more

Installation instructions: 
We can add this PPA to Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04 LTS and 12.04 LTS Systems and install node.js with few easy commands.

Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

$ curl -sL | sudo -E bash -

$ sudo apt-get install nodejs

Check Node.js and NPM Version 

$ node -v

$ npm -v


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