Here’s a quick walkthrough to help you understand how to install nodejs on your local computer, using the node.js installer provided on the nodejs.org website!
My installing node.js pain is your installing node.js gain.
Have no fear, I’ve been writing tutorials like this for a many years and excited to make this an easy way to learn how to install node.js on your macbook, macbook air, macbook pro, or whatever the hell they are calling the thing you’re using.
- Download node.js
- Installing node.js on your mac
- Making cool apps in node.js
We may not get to making cool apps today, however with some time, who knows what you can develop.
Download Nodejs from nodejs.org
Below I leave all the information for doing the node.js installation on multiple computers. I’m anticipating the blog will become my personal wiki.
Ready to download? Follow here to download node.js. If you are concerned of 32bit/64bit, more below, if not concerned, skip the next section.
Pick Mac operating system 64bit for any recent model computers.
You are aiming to download the LTS or “recommended for most users” version and it needs to relate to your computer. Consider we designed our blog for “MacOs” users.
Maybe you are not sure if 64bit?
Determine what your computer needs for node.js installation
To install most things now-a-days on your little computer or big computer, requires understanding more about the computer. Crazy concept.
Take a peak, top left is an apple.
Click the apple.
Research shows if you have a computer >2007 from apple, it’s 64bit.
If the processor is an Intel Core Solo or Intel Core Duo, it’s 32-bit only. Here are the 64-bit Intel processors Apple has used in the Mac:
- Core 2 Duo
- Dual-core Xeon
- Quad-core Xeon
- 1 – Core i3
- 2 – Core i5
- 3 – Core i7
- 4 – Core i9
Hopefully this helps you understand enough to make a quick next step. If not, leave a comment below and happy to offer help with your node.js install on your mac, as best as possible. By leaving a comment, I will be offer you help immediately. Offering you a chance to get past this hump quickly.
Download options for node.js
Latest LTS Version: 12.19.0 (as of oct 8,2020)
Download the Node.js source code or a pre-built installer for your platform, and start developing today.
- Windows Installernode-v12.19.0-x86.msi
- macOS Installernode-v12.19.0.pkg
- Source Codenode-v12.19.0.tar.gz
|Windows Installer (.msi)||32-bit||64-bit|
|Windows Binary (.zip)||32-bit||64-bit|
|macOS Installer (.pkg)||64-bit|
|macOS Binary (.tar.gz)||64-bit|
|Linux Binaries (x64)||64-bit|
|Linux Binaries (ARM)||ARMv7||ARMv8|
Additional Platforms for node.js to be implemented
|Docker Image||Official Node.js Docker Image|
|Linux on Power LE Systems||64-bit|
|Linux on System z||64-bit|
|AIX on Power Systems||64-bit|
- Signed SHASUMS for release files (How to verify)
- All download options
- Installing Node.js via package manager
- Previous Releases
- Nightly builds
- Unofficial builds
- Building Node.js from source on supported platforms
- Installing Node.js via binary archive
Screenshots of node.js installation!
I’ve found screenshots really help me see something at a glance and offer a medium of information that isn’t a big commitment.
For some reason, some days I don’t want to watch a video of someone doing a clickthrough. I have a good groove going and I need to keep my music on loud.
Did i mention installing node.js on macOs is easy? you got this.
Will insert new content here, as I progress learning more about node.js.
Thanks for checking out my blog on how to install node.js on macos for beginners, using the installer from nodejs.org.
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