So many web projects use npm to pull in their dependencies, for both the front end and back.
npm install and away it goes, pulling thousands of files into a
node_modules folder in our projects to
require anything. It's an important cog in the great machine of web development.
There is all sorts of ways to keep an eye on it.… Read article
The following is a guest post by Damon Bauer. 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: you use npm anyway, npm provides scripting functionality, why not just use that? But there is more to it than that. Damon will walk us through the thinking, but also … Read article