Running webOS emulator - webOS in a virtual machine

I was interested in looking at Node.js as a potential framework for some back-end network services.

I initially thought about installing Node.js on Ubuntu, but then thought about trying it in webOS since webOS has been shipping with Node.js since Oct, 2010.

Getting webOS running in a virtual machine (VM) is easy enough. You'll first need to have Java and VirtualBox installed on your machine.

Then download the webOS 3.0 SDK here :

HP Touchpad (webOS) and Node.js.

I haven't paid much attention to webOS, but I heard it was trying to be 'web developer friendly' -- meaning 'web standards' like HTML 5 I thought.

I was pleasantly surprised to find the following :

Roll your own services with Node.js

The popular Node.js runtime environment is built into webOS 2.1, which means that you can now develop not just webOS apps but also services in JavaScript.

This to me is very interesting and indicates HP (Palm) may have done webOS right.

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