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Install Node

Shipyard uses node.js for it's utilty scripts, such as running tests and minifying your application for deployment. Head over to, and follow the installation instructions for your operating system.

Install Shipyard

Checkout Shipyard from GitHub into the directory of your choosing.

$ git checkout git://

Next, cd into that directory, and use npm link. This will add the shipyard command to your PATH, as well as download Shipyard's dependencies.

$ cd ./Shipyard
$ npm link

Finally, you should add to your NODE_PATH enivornment variable the lib directory inside Shipyard. This allows testing and building of apps to work as easily as possible. You may need to create the NODE_PATH variable, if you don't have one yet.


To verify that Shipyard has been installed, type shipyard into a terminal. You should see the usage information for the shipyard command.


Excellent. Now you can proceed with the tutorial.

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