In this post I will share how to install Node and NPM.
Note: this post is a part of the series of posts about my experience using Ubuntu Desktop for software development.
Nodejs, not Node
Keep in mind that on Ubuntu the name of the Node.js package/executable is nodejs, not node.
Installing Node and NPM using Package Manager
The easiest way to install stable versions of Node.js and NPM is using package manager. First. let’s check what versions are available
$ sudo apt-get update $ apt-cache show nodejs $ apt-cache show npm
At the time of writing, the current versions of nodejs and npm are 4.2.6 and 3.5.2 respectively.