Understanding NPM – Node.js Package Manager


Understanding NPM - Node.js Package ManagerUnderstand and practice NPM. Learn how to use NPM in Node.js, how to install NPM packages, how to configure NPM scripts.

What you’ll learn

  • Initialize any project using NPM init
  • Install project dependencies
  • Understand what is the difference between dependencies and development dependencies
  • Explain what is Semantic Versioning and what different kinds of packages versions mean
  • Explain difference between Browser Application and Server Package
  • Understand purpose of the “package-lock” file
  • Update project dependencies
  • Configure NPM scripts and execute them
  • Combine NPM scripts into the one script
  • Explain what is executable script and how it is executed on the Mac and on Windows


  • Basic JavaScript knowledge is desirable but not required
  • Any computer – Mac or PC


In this course I will explain you what is NPM and how it is used.

You will learn how to initialize new project, how to install new dependencies and explore their child dependencies.

We will also discuss what is Semantic Versioning and what Major, Minor and Patch versions mean.

You will also understand what is the purpose of the package-lock.json file.

I will explain you what is the purpose of the NPM scripts and how they should be used. We will talk about built-in NPM scripts and custom script. Also we will combine several NPM scripts in a one using npm-run-all external package.

You will understand what is executable script and what is the purpose of the .bin folder in the node_modules folder. I will explain you what is shebang line and how it is used on the Unix-based system and on Windows.

Happy learning!

Who this course is for:

  • JavaScript developers who want to know how to properly use NPM

Created by Bogdan Stashchuk | Software Engineer, MBA, PhD, CCIE
Last updated 3/2022
English [Auto]

Size: 1.54 GB

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