Installing node.js

Now that you are connected to your Pi via SSH, you can move on to installing the latest stable version of node.js.  Thanks to the node-arm project and Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Package Repository, installing the latest version of node.js on a Raspberry Pi is very simple.

Adding the Package Repository

The first step will be to add the package repository to your Pi's /etc/apt/sources.list file. You can do this by running the following command.

curl -sLS | sudo bash

Next, we will install the latest version of node.js using apt-get.

sudo apt-get install node

If everything went as expected, we can check the installed version of node.js by running node -v.  At the time of this writing, the latest stable version of node.js was v0.12.0.

[email protected] ~ $ node -v

Now that we have node.js installed, we can look at the strengths of node.js development on a Raspberry Pi.

Last updated on Jul 16, 2015 Published on Dec 19, 2014