[Update: April 5th, 2016 –  The Live3 on HCP tutorial series was created using the SAP HANA Cloud Platform free developer trial landscape in January 2015. The HCP landscape has significantly evolved over the past year. Therefore one may encounter many issues while following along with the series using the most recent version of the free developer trail edition of HCP.]


Philip Mugglestone continues the SAP HANA Academy’s Live3 course with a tutorial video detailing how to install and setup node.js.

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(0:45 – 3:05) Overview of node.js

We will use a free open source technology that has the ability to easily access both the Twitter API and the SAP HANA database called node.js. To learn about node.js visit nogjs.org.

Node.js is based on Google Chrome’s javascript runtime and is similar to Python as it’s a very powerful and flexible utility that can be used for plumping to connect things together. There are various modules of node.js and a quick Google search of nodejs Twitter yields many modules.

If you search nodejs HANA you will find a module called node-hdb on github. It allows you to send SQL to a SAP HANA database from a node application. To learn more about node-hdb visit sap.github.io and click on the node-hdb link.

(3:05 – 4:20) How to Install node.js

On the main page of nodejs.org click the green install button. Follow the simple wizard to successfully install node.js.

To verify the installation on a Windows machine open a command prompt and type node v. This will return the version number of node.js that you have just installed.

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    1. Tom Flanagan Post author

      Yes – the HCP landscape has significantly evolved over the past year. Therefore many folks were encountering multiple issues while following along with the series using the most recent version of the free developer trail edition of HCP. So we had to mark the series as private.

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    1. Tom Flanagan Post author

      Te HCP landscape has significantly evolved over the past year. Therefore many folks were encountering multiple issues while following along with the series using the most recent version of the free developer trail edition of HCP. So we had to mark the series as private.

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