A Beginner’s Guide to npm — the Node Package Manager

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Node.js makes it possible to write applications in JavaScript on the server. It’s built on the V8 JavaScript runtime and written in C++ — so it’s fast. Originally, it was intended as a server environment for applications, but developers started using it to create tools to aid them in local task automation. Since then, a whole new ecosystem of Node-based tools (such as Grunt, Gulp and Webpack) has evolved to transform the face of front-end development. This popular article was updated on 08.06.2017 to reflect the current state of npm, as well as the changes introduced by the release of…
A Beginner’s Guide to npm — the Node Package Manager