Weekend Reading - Node Package Manager


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A Beginner’s Guide to npm — the Node Package Manager
By Michael Wanyoike , Peter Dierx

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.

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This is more of an In Depth article, but is connects the front end to the back end, and it's time it got some exposure at our beginner level. It will help most if the learner has some tracks under their belt, first.