Delay no longer! Get WebMatrix 2 (Release Candidate) and it will take care of installing all the bits you need (Node, Node Package Manager, and IISNode), and will give you a first-rate IDE experience including fancy features like autocompletion that understands Node packages and conventions.
So then, what can you do with Node and WebMatrix? This is the first in a three-part series of videos about building a mobile web app with Node.js, Express, and WebMatrix:
- (This post) Getting started with Node and Express using WebMatrix 2 — 12 minutes
- Building a web app with static UI / dynamic API architecture — 20 minutes
- Hints and tricks for optimising for mobiles — 14 minutes
The material is based on a talk I gave at DevSum in Stockholm a month or two back.
OK, here it is! Be sure to watch it full-screen in 720p quality, by the way, for the most readable code…