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Node.js Tutorial

Node.js is an open source server environment.

Node.js allows you to run JavaScript on the server.

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Learning by Examples

Our "Show Node.js" tool makes it easy to learn Node.js, it shows both the code and the result.


var http = require('http');

http.createServer(function (req, res) {
  res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
  res.end('Hello World!');
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Examples Running in the Command Line Interface

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console.log('This example is different!');
console.log('The result is displayed in the Command Line Interface');
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Node.js Reference

Node.js has a set of built-in modules.

Built-in Modules

Download Node.js

Download Node.js from the official Node.js web site: https://nodejs.org