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Download the latest package from Node JS

tar -vxzf node-v0.2.6.tar.gz

cd node-v0.2.6

./configure 
make
make install

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Express

npm install express
npm install connect
npm install jade

Get the express samples to see how things work

git clone https://github.com/visionmedia/express.git

If you follow the hello world example, you might see the following error

node.js:63
    throw e;
    ^
Error: session requires the "secret" option string for security
    at Object.sessionSetup (/usr/local/lib/node/.npm/connect/0.5.5/package/lib/connect/middleware/session.js:45:13)
    at Server.<anonymous> (/Users/dustycandland/projects/smsbet/app/app.js:18:19)
    at Server.configure (/usr/local/lib/node/.npm/express/1.0.3/package/lib/express/server.js:332:8)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/Users/dustycandland/projects/smsbet/app/app.js:12:5)
    at Module._compile (node.js:462:23)
    at Module._loadScriptSync (node.js:469:10)
    at Module.loadSync (node.js:338:12)
    at Object.runMain (node.js:522:24)
    at Array.<anonymous> (node.js:756:12)
    at EventEmitter._tickCallback (node.js:55:22)

FIX: add the { secret: 'some random text' } to the app.js configure section

app.use(express.session({ secret: 'some random text' }));

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