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OpenShift Cookbook by Shekhar Gulati

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Managing Node.js application dependencies

So far in this chapter, you didn't have to use any third-party library. The applications that you developed were simple Hello World applications that didn't require any third-party library to do their work. In real applications, you have to use libraries written by others. Node makes it very easy for developers to consume third-party libraries using npm. npm is the package manager for Node.js that comes bundled with Node. It is a command-line tool that allows you to publish new modules, downloads existing modules from the npm registry, and installs third-party modules. In this recipe, you will write another simple application, but that will use the Express framework. The goal of the recipe was to introduce ...

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