Fam Wencong, Kenneth

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As A Developer, You Should Be Using Node.js & NPM

Published: Monday, May 11, 2020

As a developer, you should be using Node.js & NPM.

What is Node.js & NPM?

  • Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform, JavaScript runtime environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a web browser. Node.js lets developers use JavaScript to write command-line tools and for server-side scripting.
  • NPM (Node Package Manager) is the default package manager for Node.js.

But I Use A Different Server-Side Language!

Yes, me too, I use C#. But being a developer, you ought to know JavaScript; and the modules that are available on NPM are a treasure! You can still use NPM without using Node.js. An example would be (1) for front-end development where you get NPM to load the packages that you can use; or (2) to minify your JavaScript and CSS files.

Show Me How…