With more than 11,000,000 developers participating in the creation and distribution of Open Source code using npm, it’s worth asking: how is collaboration on this scale even possible?
The npm workflow allows developers within your organization or across the planet to work together, safe in the knowledge that differences between individual projects can be easily resolved with npm’s collaboration and semantic versioning feature
Understand who relies on your code
In Open Source development, publishing a new version of a package can have a massive impact on other projects. Changes to one package have the potential to impede the work of other people on the team or anyone depending on that code.
The npm workflow gives your team members insight into how other people use their packages, allowing them to make educated decisions about how each version will impact other projects. Conversely, they have greater insight into the changes to the code they depend on, preventing them from updating to a version with a breaking change.
Find the code you need to solve any problem
With more than 890,000 packages, the npm registry contains a multitude of solutions that are easily findable with npm’s search and discovery tools. Package metadata collection makes it easy for your team to benefit from the breadth of Open Source code and solve problems quickly.
Your whole team can use npm search to stay aware of what each team member is working on, fostering a cross-pollination of ideas. Using code from across the team allows them to benefit from each other’s work and come up with novel fixes for persistent issues.
Work together in Orgs and teams
The same tools that empower developers to work together seamlessly on Open Source projects can make enterprise teams more efficient when collaborating on mission-critical applications.
Governance, teams, and namespaces
Easily represent your organization’s structure through Org namespaces and teams, allowing developers to communicate with the people responsible for maintaining modules.
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