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Debian web development

Postby Chrisdb » 2018-04-10 07:24

Hi everyone,

Been looking alle over, but I seem to find different answers. Maybe you can help me out?

I would like to do web development with the following tools:
- nodejs
- visual studio code

But I do want the latest version of these.

What is the safest way to accomplish this?

Btw In can't find them in backports or Sid.

Thx
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Re: Debian web development

Postby Chrisdb » 2018-04-10 09:02

Doesn' t this screw up apt because they're not in the Debian repositories? This was actually the reason why I asked the question.
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Re: Debian web development

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2018-04-10 09:22

Chrisdb wrote:Doesn' t this screw up apt because they're not in the Debian repositories? This was actually the reason why I asked the question.

Maybe.
Depends how much the providers of that software know/care about integrating with a Debian system.

Chrisdb wrote:But I do want the latest version of these.

If you want the latest versions of stuff, Debian probably isn't your best choice of distro.
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Re: Debian web development

Postby Chrisdb » 2018-04-10 10:16

Ok thx for the replies. Which distros would you advice then?
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Re: Debian web development

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-04-10 11:21

^Fedora for development. Debian/Ubuntu for everything else.
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Re: Debian web development

Postby pawRoot » 2018-04-10 16:52

Why isn't Debian good for development ?
I mean if you host node.js "web app" on a server you probably gonna use Debian Stable anyway,
so you will have same version as on your dev system.
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Re: Debian web development

Postby Chrisdb » 2018-04-11 04:52

pawRoot wrote:Why isn't Debian good for development ?
I mean if you host node.js "web app" on a server you probably gonna use Debian Stable anyway,
so you will have same version as on your dev system.


This seems logical, but I 'm just afraid of breaking the system:

https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian#Don.27t_make_a_FrankenDebian
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Re: Debian web development

Postby jibberjabber » 2018-04-11 13:05

but I 'm just afraid of breaking the system:

Even when you follow all the guides, and recommendations , there is all ways a chance something will go wrong. That is why they have this amazing invention,
it is called a "back up", learn how to make one before you start messing with your system, then you do not have to worry about "breaking the system", if some thing goes wrong, and the system does not work any more after you make changes to it, you have a good back up made and can use it to restore the system to it's original state, and then try again.
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If you really want to get into any kind of development, it is really worth the time and extra study to learn how to set up Virtual machines or environments, they are easy to create clones and backups, and also if and when something does not work as expected, it might crash the virtual system, but your host (real system) is unaffected.
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Re: Debian web development

Postby debiman » 2018-04-14 10:11

Chrisdb wrote:I would like to do web development with the following tools:
- nodejs
- visual studio code

But I do want the latest version of these.

there are ways to use nodejs without the help of apt package management:
https://www.nearform.com/blog/nodejs-sudo-free/

i'm not so sure about visual studio though; i heard it does not require any installation at all, just extract the archive to a desired location.
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Re: Debian web development

Postby Chrisdb » 2018-04-14 10:32

Chrisdb wrote:But I do want the latest version of these.

If you want the latest versions of stuff, Debian probably isn't your best choice of distro.


Actually I meant a specific version.

debiman wrote:
Chrisdb wrote:I would like to do web development with the following tools:
- nodejs
- visual studio code

But I do want the latest version of these.

there are ways to use nodejs without the help of apt package management:
https://www.nearform.com/blog/nodejs-sudo-free/

i'm not so sure about visual studio though; i heard it does not require any installation at all, just extract the archive to a desired location.


Thx I will have look
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