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What is npm?

The node package manager is abbreviated as npm. It facilitates the management of node.js packages. Node.js packages can be installed, shared, and managed. It comprises a website, a registry, and a command-line interface. is the official website for npm. This website allows you to search for packages, view documentation, share, and publish them. The npm registry is a massive database with over half a million boxes. Developers use the npm registry to download packages and then print their own to the registry. It is the command line that allows you to interact with npm to install, update, and uninstall packages and manage dependencies.

npm, Inc. maintains a package manager for the JavaScript programming language. For the JavaScript runtime environment Node.js, npm is the default package manager. It consists of a command-line client, also known as npm, and the npm registry, an online database of public and paid-for private packages. The client can access the registry and use the website to browse and search for available packages. npm, Inc. is in charge of the package manager and registry. The Node.js installer includes npm as a recommended feature. npm is a command-line tool that communicates with a remote registry. It enables users to consume and distribute JavaScript modules found in the registry. The registry’s packages are in CommonJS format and include a JSON metadata file. The primary npm registry contains over 1.3 million boxes. Because there is no vetting process for submissions to the registry, packages are of low quality, insecure, or malicious. Instead, npm relies on user reports to remove packages that are low quality, uncertain, or hostile and violate policies. npm exposes statistics such as the number of downloads and the number of dependencies to help developers judge the quality of boxes, and npm introduced an audit feature to assist developers in identifying and fixing security vulnerabilities in installed packages. Security vulnerabilities were sourced from reports found on the Node Security Platform (NSP), integrated with npm since npm’s acquisition of NSP.

Packages that are local dependencies of a project and globally installed JavaScript tools can be managed with npm. When using a dependency manager for a local project, npm can install all of a project’s dependencies using the package.json file in a single command. Each dependency can identify a range of valid versions using the semantic versioning scheme in the package.json file. It allows developers to auto-update their packages while avoiding unwanted breaking changes. Developers can also use npm’s version-bumping tools to tag their boxes with a specific version. After evaluating semantic versioning in package.json, npm also provides the package-lock.json file, which contains the exact version used by the project. Ied, ppm, npmd, and Yarn, the last released by Facebook in October 2016, are all open-source alternatives to npm for installing modular JavaScript. They are compatible with the public npm registry and use it by default. They provide different client-side experiences, usually focused on improving performance and determinism compared to the npm client. npm uses the NoSQL Couch DB internally to manage publicly available data.

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