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Developing an Electron Edge by Max Gfeller, Troy Mott, Adam Lynch

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Chapter 3. Using Node Modules

In the last chapter we learned a lot about the Electron process. In this chapter, we look at another basic feature you can use in Electron: Node modules. Because Electron is built on top of Node, you can use Node modules in your Electron applications.

With over 200,000 packages and nearly 3 million monthly downloads, npm, the package manager/registry for Node, is the biggest and fastest growing package registry in the world! Many people have written packages to solve specific needs with Node and they let others use them too by publishing them.

This is interesting, because you can enhance Node and Electron’s functionality significantly with such packages, and if you want to make use of a special service or API in ...

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