Introduction to Node.js - Using Third-Party Modules With CommonJS

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This lesson offers an introduction to working with third-party modules using the CommonJS standard. This lesson guides you with installing a third-party package, importing and exporting the module, and creating custom code that is integrated with the module.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to install a third-party module using NPM
  • Learn how to use the required syntax with a third-party module
  • Learn how to import the third-party module into a file to create custom functions
  • Learn how to export the module in order to use it in different parts of your application

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.

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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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