NodeCasts: Free Node.js Screencasts
Episode 4: Packages and npm
Aug 20, 2012 - 8:53 - 7 comments

Packages allow programmers to share their modules with the world. Find out how to use npm to install packages and manage package dependencies for an application.

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Node.js version used in this episode: v0.8.5 [ DownloadsDocumentation ]

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Common npm Commands

  • npm init - create a package.json file interactively
  • npm install <package> - install a package into node_modules
  • npm install <package> --save - install a package and save a dependency in package.json
  • npm update <package> - update a package to the latest version allowed by the version specification in package.json
  • npm outdated - show packages that have versions newer than the one installed that are allowed by the version specification in package.json
  • npm ls - see all packages your package depends on
Sean Dick, 2 years ago:
Nice! I was unaware of npm shrinkwrap.
Alex Bezuska, 2 years ago:
You have succeeded if even a js noob like me understands all of this so far. Great job. Can't wait for the next episode!
selevanm, 2 years ago:
Precise, to the point, very well done.
Martin Jarvis, 2 years ago:
Great job, well done. I will be watching every week from now on.
Prem Pillai, 2 years ago:
Great job again!
Simon, 2 years ago:
This is really great, Love your 5 screencasts and I hope you´ll get the time to make some more!

There is alot of change in the node community/code and as a noob in node it is really helpful with updated tutorials like this one!
Vidal Graupera, 2 years ago:
Very nicely done. Please do more screencasts
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