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garethflowers
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NodeJS Portable

Application: NodeJS
Category: Development
Description: Node.js® is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Node.js' package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.

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Download NodeJS Portable [5.5MB download / 21MB installed]
(MD5: b3fda3cc0740ff381a02d8bf6631342a)

Project on GitHub / SourceForge

Release Notes:
v4.2.1 (2015-10-15): Latest release

sagie gur-ari
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what for?

nodejs by itself doesn't give anything.
just like having java for example.
its a runtime for other apps, so why do I need it as a portable app, if running it doesn't do anything?
if it is to run nodejs apps, node.exe by itself is already portable so.... why?

garethflowers
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It replicates a full NodeJS installation

You are correct that NodeJS itself is somewhat portable.
However, this release replicates a full NodeJS installation and bundles NPM (Node Package Manager), which isn't portable (especially when using global packages).

sagie gur-ari
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still don't get it

npm is portable unless you are talking about the ability to run npm install and other npm commands anywhere in your pc.
but that would require adding npm to the pc PATH, which would is not portable and i doubt you are doing.
so if you aren't doing that... npm by itself is already portable as it is just few bat/shell + js files (I have 3 versions in my pc, none are installed, just unzipped from github).

For developers, i think this won't be enough. for users, it is not needed unless paf will enable it to be a common runtime and use it to run js based apps. but most of these apps today come with node built in like atom/brackets/....

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NodeJS Portable 12.18.3

Hi
I just relases a package for Node.js 12.18.3 on my GitHub

This package is completely written from scratch

Any feedback with be appreciated

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