NPM, Components, Uses and step by step guide for NPM installation
NPM stands for Node Package Manager, which is an application and code repository Management. NPM is world’s largest open source registry which is used by every continent developer to share and borrow packages also many organization use npm to manage private development as well.
NPM provides three components
- Website https://docs.npmjs.com/packages-and-modules/
- Command Line Interface (CLI)
- Website: NPM website used to discover package and set up profiles and manage properties of NPM.
- Command Line Interface (CLI): As being a developer we all love CLI. CLI runs from command line.
Uses of NPM:
NPM widely used for following purposes:
- Adapt packages of Code for your apps or incorporated packages as they are
- Download standalone tools
- Run packages without downloading using npx
- Share code with npm user
- Connect with Developer on same projects
- Restrict code to specific developer
- Manage versions of code and code dependencies
How to install NPM in Windows?
To install npm follow below steps:
Step 1: Open command prompt and type npm install npm@latest -g
Step 2: Go to start and search “Environment System Variable” and click on “Edit the System Environment Variables.
Step 3: New Window Open and Click on Environment Variable:
Step 4: Go to NPM installation directory and copy path upto bin folder
Step 5: Select on Path and click on Edit. Now add new Path Variable and give NPM directory path upto bin
To add click on “New”, copy path and click on “OK”. Now all the settings applied.
Step 6: To verify whether NPM is installed properly or not, open command prompt and type npm-v. It will show installed NPM version else you need to install.
Great! Now NPM installed your machine. Hope this tutorial helps you to understand NPM functionality and guide you in installations. Feel free to write your feedback on firstname.lastname@example.org