plit: my first Node.js app

I’ve been thinking about really learning Node.js lately. JavaScript have quickly evolved to become possibly my favorite language, although Ruby will always have a special place in my heart. After a quick Google search and an itch I decided to create something small and mostly useless, as always1. Internet, meet plit!


plit is an extremely simple command line tool. You specify what size you want by running plit 300x200 and it’ll then return the formatted URL, like this: That’s it. It’s not earth shattering, but it’s something!

Closing thoughts

It actually felt a bit “weird”, but equally refreshing, to be able to write JavaScript that’s not running in a browser. I’m definitively looking forward to write more applications and the like.

As a side note I would like to praise Node.js’ and npm’s Windows support. Everything works well right out of the box and I didn’t have to configure anything. Now that’s simply amazing!

  1. Jack Franklin’s “Writing a Command Line Node Tool” was an immensely good starting point. 

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