Using npm as a Build Tool

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The main purpose being: you’re using npm anyway, so using it directly to run scripts removes a dependency (i.e. gulp/grunt/whatever) and brings you a bit closer to the tools you are using directly. I could see this example `package.json` file …

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We’re pleased to announce the open source release of Yarn, a collaboration with Exponent, Google, and Tilde. With Yarn, engineers still have access to the npm registry, but can install packages more

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Why npm Scripts?

There has been a growing sentiment (for instance) that using node packages directly, with the command line interfaces they provide, is a good route to take. As opposed to abstracting the functionality away behind a task runner. Partly: …

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