You can find more than 1 Million packages there. ( Yeah, I agree all of them are not useful 😉 )
We can install/download Packages like react, express, lodash etc into our projects very easily from the npmjs package repository with just one command.
Such as -
Many a time, we want to reuse our code to different artifacts. And it’s a very good practice in Software Engineering.
What we do a lot, we create an independent repo/project for the code we want to reuse and copy that project folder into a new application that does not scale well. 😞
To solve this issue, we can upload/publish our own code/package to npmjs.
And then we can download/install it to a new app and just import it where we need to use it.
This is also a great way to modularize your app.
For initializing npm, we can run this command in our project directly-
Now we can code our awesome Library and test it well before publishing to npmjs.
You should give a proper name and version in your package.json file
To publish, you need one npmjs account, you can create it here https://www.npmjs.com/signup .
Then you can login in your terminal-
You can put your credentials and you will be logged in!
Now, let’s do the final Publish…
Now if you have a look on your npmjs package page after loggin in on your browser, you can see your package is listed there.
Normally you should see it here
Publish your reusable code and have fun!