Introduction to Node.js - NPM

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This lesson offers an introduction to the NPM, Node Package Manager. NPM allows for the installation of third-party node modules to be used in your project. NPM is also an online registry for third-party node modules.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to initialize a Node project using NPM
  • Learn how to install a third-party module using NPM
  • Learn the difference between dependencies and dev dependencies
  • Learn how to write and modify existing scripts in the package.json file
  • Learn how to install packages from an existing package.json file

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for anyone who wants to learn about Node.js.


There are no prerequisites for this lesson but an interest in Node.js would be beneficial.

About the Author
Farish Kashefinejad, opens in a new tab
Full-Stack Development Content Creator
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Farish has worked in the EdTech industry for over six years. He is passionate about teaching valuable coding skills to help individuals and enterprises succeed.

Previously, Farish worked at 2U Inc in two concurrent roles. Farish worked as an adjunct instructor for 2U’s full-stack boot camps at UCLA and UCR. Farish also worked as a curriculum engineer for multiple full-stack boot camp programs. As a curriculum engineer, Farish’s role was to create activities, projects, and lesson plans taught in the boot camps used by over 50 University partners. Along with these duties, Farish also created nearly 80 videos for the full-stack blended online program.

Before 2U, Farish worked at Codecademy for over four years, both as a content creator and part of the curriculum experience team.

Farish is an avid powerlifter, sushi lover, and occasional Funko collector.

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