Install and manage different javascript application. By now, the following javascript “backends” are supported:

  • Nodejs


To install Node.js, add nodejs to the javascript::backend hash:

  "javascript::backend": {
    "nodejs": {
      "ensure": "present"


The Node.js services comes by default with the NPM. The following packages are preinstalled:

  • grunt
  • grunt-cli
  • node

To install more packages locally use:

npm install <package name>

For more information visit the offical NPM documentation.