The Node platform is an offline (console based) mode of development of server side applications using S8. If you are not familiar with Console mode, It is strongly recommended that you check Console Mode walkthrough before continue.
The platform contains a set of tools to do development and testing of server side applications/frameworks. The user start with an empty draft folder with guides on how to develop Node.js based servers.
The server application can boot from files or be image based.
Console version of S8vm can be used to build iamges/modules that load dynamically in server system.
n8.snapshot.js file is a pre-compiled snapshot included in the contribution. The n8.bat batch file is the main script to execute the n8.sanpshot.js in node.
Let's check build folder.
cmd8, chat, hello folders correspond to samples included in the contribution. The _build.bat batch file invoques the compilation of source code defined y build.js. Again, If you are not familiar with Console mode, it is strongly recommended that you check Console Mode walkthrough to understand what is going on here.
Edit build.js file and comment load(cmd8/build.js) statement and uncomment load(hello/build.js): Code