WebMatrix and node.js: The easiest way to get started with node on Windows
Tomasz Janczuk and Steve Sanderson are having entirely too much fun. I posted just two weeks ago on Installing and Running node.js applications within IIS on Windows - Are you mad? when Tomasz and the team got node.js running rather nicely under IIS. Now they've got a nice little development environment in WebMatrix.
Cats and Dogs, living together, mass hysteria
Then, Steve and Tomasz decide to share clever thing with us. Well, let me just show you. Remember, this is all in-progress goofing around v0.5 stuff at best but the concepts are sound.
How can you use WebMatrix to develop node.js applications yourself? With these easy steps:
- Install WebMatrix
- node.js (x86): http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9784334
- iisnode for your Web Server
- Install Steve's node.js templates for WebMatrix
- Open WebMatrix, choose "Site from folder", enter %localappdata%\iisnode\www, start the site, and play with the iisnode samples, or Use Steve's templates to get started quickly
Isn't it lovely when LEGO pieces snap together so nicely?
Enjoy, Dear Reader.