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Beginning Node.js by Basarat Ali Syed

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CHAPTER 4

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Node.js Packages

Any application that can be written in JavaScript will eventually be written in JavaScript.

—Atwood’s Law, by Jeff Atwood

As we saw in Chapter 3, core Node.js does not ship with a massive list of libraries. There is a good reason for this. Having something shipped as a part of core Node.js has the potential to stifle competition and evolution of ideas. As a result, the core Node.js tries to limit what it contains and relies on the open source community to paint the complete picture. Letting the open source community find the best solution to a problem X is better than prescribing a one-hammer-for-everything solution. ...

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