Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New BitNami Stack: Node.js

And here it is! We have just released another new, and very popularly requested, BitNami Stack: Node.js! We are excited to add the BitNami Node.js Stack to the library of great web applications that are available on 

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. 

The BitNami Node.js Stack comes with a relocatable Node.js built with its dependencies, as well as NPM for manging modules and node-waf to build native extensions for Node.js. It also bundles a ready to use Redis server, the perfect complement to your Node.js web applications. In addition, most used modules are also included. Among others, the stack bundles:
  • Coffee Script: A friendly language that compiles into JavaScript.
  • Jade: A high performance template engine heavily influenced by Haml and implemented in JavaScript.
  • Express: High performance, high class web development for Node.js. Inspired by Sinatra. 
  • Node-dev: A development tool on top of Node.js that automatically restarts the node process when a script is modified.
As with all BitNami Stacks, this Stack is available as an installer for native installs on Linux and OS X, as a virtual machine or Amazon cloud image (AMI).