Hello. I've been trying to get up and running with node.js so i can finish this book "The definitive guide to HTML5"
Firstly, I've spent the last 2 hours just trying set up a functioning node.js environment on my machine (Windows 7 64 bit). My problem is I believe i can get it installed but none of the tutorials I've looked at explain whats going on at all. So if your system isn't set up exactly like there's you won't know what to change.... Example
The go the command prompt and start typing in commands to run the installer, then they switch to diff directory and start typing in node commands and as far as I'm concerned they "Magically" just work.
- Where does node install to? Does it matter? It doesn't give any options or indication when it installs it just installs and that's it.
- What directory do I need to be in in order to input something like "node --version" or "node example.js"
- Where do i store my node js files... and what exactly makes up this server environment.
I'm not used to command line... I hardly ever need to use it and I don't like it so maybe this is why I'm struggling. If someone could help em out it would be greatly appreciated.