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Practical Node.js: Building Real-World Scalable Web Apps by Azat Mardan

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CHAPTER 12

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Publishing Node.js Modules and Contributing to Open Source

One of the key factors that contributed to the rapid growth of the Node.js module ecosystem is its open-source nature and robust packaging systems (with registry). As of April 2013, JavaScript and Node.js had already surpassed any other language/platform in the number of packages contributed per year (source)(http://caines.ca/blog/programming/the-node-js-community-is-quietly-changing-the-face-of-open-source/):

  • Python: 1351 packages per year (29,720 packages in 22 years)
  • Ruby: 3022 packages per year (54,385 packages in 18 years)
  • Node.js: 6742 packages per year (26,966 packages ...

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