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

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Chapter 9. Using Native Node Modules

Node and npm make it easy to develop modules that everybody can use. And they also make it easy to get those with npm. For a standard Node project you have dozens of additional modules you can use.

Usually, those modules enhance the functionality that Node provides in a certain way. For instance, you can connect to your favorite API or do some calculations. They are mostly written in pure JavaScript or some other language that compiles to JavaScript, such as CoffeeScript or Typescript.

There are, however, some use cases where JavaScript is just not enough. Think for example about a database that needs to perform at a high level, or a library that needs to have access to some very specific hardware ports. ...

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