Instant Node Package Manager [Instant]


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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Create and distribute node modules
  • Learn how to publish executables
  • Automate the installation of dependencies

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 56 pages
Release Date : September 2013
ISBN : 1783283335
ISBN 13 : 9781783283330
Author(s) : Juzer Ali
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Web Development, Open Source

Table of Contents

Instant Node Package Manager
  • Instant Node Package Manager
    • So, what is Node Package Manager?
    • Installation
      • Step 1 – what do I need?
      • Step 2 – downloading node.js
        • Windows or Mac
        • Linux and other Unices
        • Installing via nvm and nave (recommended)
        • Building and installing from source
      • And that's it!
    • Quick start – creating your first npm module
      • simplemath library
        • Step 1 – learning to use require()
        • Step 2 – writing tests
        • Step 3 – writing the actual code
        • Step 4 – writing the glue code
        • Step 5 – creating package.json
        • Step 6 – adding dependencies
        • Step 7 – publishing
    • Top 10 features you need to know about
      • Tag
      • Install
        • Related commands
      • Binaries and global installs
        • Related commands
      • Linking
      • .npmignore
        • Global .npmignore
      • Scripts
      • Config
        • Command-line flag
        • Environment variables
        • User config file
        • Global config file
        • Defaults
      • Shrinkwrap
        • Pruning
      • Publishing
      • Help
    • People and places you should get to know
      • Official sites
      • Articles and tutorials
      • Community
      • Blogs
      • Twitter

Juzer Ali

Juzer Ali was born and brought up in a small Indian town of Mhow near Indore, Madhya Pradesh. After finishing school in Mhow he took up an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering course at Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore. During his college days, irrespective of his branch of study, he was always interested in learning computer programming. After graduating he worked for two and a half years at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as a full stack engineer. It was during this tenure that Juzer came across node.js technology and started exploring it. Juzer has made some open source contributions and is a co-maintainer of nodeelasticsearch- client project and the author of crawl.js and expressive-router node modules. He tried to spread JavaScript best practices and evangelize node.js at TCS. Currently he is working as a node.js consultant with a multinational company. Although he was inclined towards writing since childhood, he never undertook serious writing on a technical subject before this book. He has been writing short fiction stories on his blog since adolescence.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Install node.js and npm
  • Modularize code in different files and folders
  • Create a working node module
  • Publish your node module on the npm registry
  • Create node executables and put them in the system's path
  • Bootstrap two modules together so that both can keep abreast with one another
  • Lock down dependencies to avoid surprises
  • Configure the local npm installation to provide some of your own convenient defaults

In Detail

Node.js is the new buzz in town and has a vibrant community.It ships with npm, which is a tool that helps automate various development, deployment, and installation of node modules, and makes the process much easier.

Instant Node Package Module is a practical guide to authoring and distributing node modules, and also for creating and managing private, standalone node.js projects.

Starting with getting node.js installed and running on a variety of platforms, we then proceed to learn about code modularization and achieving it in node.js. Picking up a practical example, we will then explore the whole process and life cycle of conceiving, writing, and publishing a node module. We will also learn how to exploit a toolsincluded with npm to automate various development and deployment steps.

Later on, we will discover the power of npm and how its different features and configurations can save large amounts of time by providing a helping hand for automating repetitive tasks between writing and publishing your modules.

Approach

Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A practical exploration of the lifecycle of creating node modules as well as learning all of the top features that npm has to offer.

Who this book is for

Intended for readers who want to create their first node.js modules. The programming paradigm of JavaScript is not covered so a foundation in these concepts would be beneficial.

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