Dredd is a useful sounding tool that one of my colleagues mentioned to me at work. I thought I would play around with a little to better understand where it lies in the software development toolkit.
The first problem I faced was in installing dredd on Ubuntu 14.04. It turned out to be the classic node vs nodejs naming conflict.
The documentation suggested I attempt to install dredd via the command below
That resulted in a lot of verbose and silly level output. Eventually npm spat out the following:
I also noticed a lot of lines similiar to the following:
A few google searches later I came across this issue on github titled ‘Installation troubles’. A comment about node reminded me to try
The installation now completed succesfully: