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Posts with mentions or reviews of npm. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-20.
  • XML is better than YAML
    17 projects | | 20 Sep 2023
    The fact that JSON doesn't support comments is so annoying, and I always thought that Douglas Crockford's rationale for this basically made no sense ("They can be misused!" - like, so what, nearly anything can be misused. So without support for comments e.g. in package.json files I have to do even worse hacky workaround bullshit like "__some_field_comment": "this is my comment"). There is of course jsonc and JSON5 but the fact that it's not supported everywhere means 10 years later we still can't write comments in package.json (there is and about a million related issues).
  • Jest not recommended to be used in Node.js due to instanceOf operator issues
    9 projects | | 30 Jun 2023
    Things like the sparkline charts on npmjs (e.g. ) are interactive SVGs. I think they're pretty common for data visualizations of all kinds
  • JavaScript registry NPM vulnerable to 'manifest confusion' abuse
    3 projects | | 27 Jun 2023
    I actually did a POC 7 years ago about this -

    It was reported to npm at the time, but they chose to ignore it -

  • I'm a Teapot
    4 projects | | 26 May 2023
    Every time this pops up, I'm reminded of the day that the NPM registry started returning 418 responses.

    I remember being at a training course that day and my manager asking me what we could do to fix it because our CI was failing to pull dependencies from NPM.

    Trying to explain that NPM was returning a status code intended as an April Fools joke and which was never meant to see the light of production was quite difficult

  • Dissecting Npm Malware: Five Packages And Their Evil Install Scripts
    4 projects | /r/javascript | 18 Apr 2023
    I should really get around to how I discovered this 6 years ago and still nothing done about it
  • Attackers are hiding malware in minified packages distributed to NPM
    4 projects | /r/javascript | 30 Mar 2023
    Whenever something like this comes up I usually have to tap the sign (and the original report)
    1 project | /r/npm | 23 Mar 2023
    NPM is not "Node Package Manager".
  • A not so unfortunate sharp edge in Pipenv
    8 projects | | 20 Dec 2022
    > which can be overriden with env setting

    Support for this is not great. Lots of packages still don't support this properly. My experience matches the 2015 comment

    > Not sure why "symlinks" would be involved.

    If you make your node_modules a symlink, multiple packages will fail. Even if you're not interested in doing that, others are.

    > What NPM does is leaps and bounds ahead

    Unless you change your node / gyp version. It doesn't really have a concept of runtime version. You can restrict it, but not have two concurrent versions if they conflict.

  • Front-end Guide
    54 projects | | 23 Nov 2022
    [email protected] was released in May 2017 and it seems to address many of the issues that Yarn aims to solve. Do keep an eye on it!
  • Framework axios pushed a broken update, crippling thousands of websites
    6 projects | /r/programming | 7 Oct 2022
    I think it's had been supposed to do that since forever. Apart from some bug in npm 5.3. Are you sure your package-lock versions actually conform to the semver ranges in your package.json?
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