Node.js is a very fast application platform for building network applications, it is free to use for both personal and commercial applications. A simple webserver can be written in a few simple lines of code and there are currently over 30,000 Node Package Modules to extend the core functionality.
To install node.js simply browse to:
and click the Install button in the centre of the page. This will download the Windows x64 msi installer.
After the installer has downloaded run the msi and accept the defaults as shown below.
And that’s it node should now be successfully installed, the next part will cover testing the installation by setting up a Visual Studio web project and creating a basic webserver in node.js.