Getting started with node.js on Windows

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Here are a few quick steps to set up a node.js development environment on Windows:

  1. Install WebMatrix:
  2. Install node.js:
  3. Install iisnode for IIS Express (choose x86 even on 64 bit systems):
  4. Install Steve’s node.js templates for WebMatrix:
  5. Open WebMatrix, choose “Site from folder”, enter %localappdata%\iisnode\www, start the site, and play with the iisnode samples, or
  6. Use node.js templates to get started quickly with an Express application or a skeleton Hello World

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