Installing Node.js

Node.jsopen in new window is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for many different applications, including using JavaScript as a server-side language. Node.js comes with Node Package Manager, the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.

Node.js Website

To install Node.js, go to the Node.js Websiteopen in new window, and download the installer for the Current version of Node.js.


The Current version may be different than what is shown above. New versions of Node are released often.

Once downloaded, run the installer and follow the instructions to install Node.js and NPM.

Windows Only

On the Tools for Native Modules screen, make sure the checkbox for Automatically install the necessary tools is checked.

The Tools for Native Modules screen of the Node installation with an arrow pointing to the checkbox.

This will cause pop-up windows to open with additional instructions and requests for permission. Agree to all requests.