How to install and verify Node.js & NPM on windows

What is node.js

Node.js is a very powerful JavaScript-based framework built on JavaScript.

It is used to develop I/O intensive web applications mostly angular JS application.

Node.js is open source, completely free.

What is npm [Node package manager]

npm is a online repository for the publishing of open-source Node.js projects, npm makes it easy for JavaScript developers to share the code and update.


Note : npm is distributed with Node.js– which means that when you download Node.js, you automatically get npm installed on your computer.

Where to get node.js

Navigate to https://nodejs.org/en/download/, download specific to your platform.

Verify if node.js and npm installed on windows

Open cmd [Start > Run > cmd] and

to verify node.js installation – type node -v

to verify npm installation – type npm -v

Run java script using node.js

Create a file test.js under c:\ drive

test.js

console.log(‘test.js file executed using node’);

Now open cmd and type c:\>node test.js

Uninstall node.js

Windows Control Panel > Programs and features > Uninstall node.js as other normal windows applications.

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