Node.js is a very powerful platform for building server-based applications.
I have put together a list of very useful links which help with building and working with Node.js
Download link for installing Node.js, or use Homebrew
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
It is also important to add build essentials should you need to add any add-on in the future.
sudo opt-get install -y build-essential
NPM Documentation site is useful
One very useful section is the How to Prevent Permissions Errors
Monitoring files for change and Auto restarting
npm i -g nodemon
REPL – Read, Eval Print, Loop
A useful and cross-platform editor is the Atom Editor
The prefered choice of data store currently is MongoDB, not only is it fast easy and very scalable, but it suits the Async nature of node.js. You can download MongoDB here
The best module for Node.JS and MongoDB is Mongoose. Mongoose provides a straight-forward, schema-based solution to model your application data. It includes built-in typecasting, validation, query building, business logic hooks and more, out of the box.
If you are old skool and using MySQL then it is worth downloading WorkBench to manage your databases