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Last updated on 2014-09-07

About the Book

I'm excited to share these tutorials with you! The goal of this series of tutorials is to showcase awesome modules found on npm.

There are over 150,000 modules on npm, so there's a wildly big number of opportunities for checking out how various npm modules can work together.

I encourage you to help guide the direction of this book! If there are particular modules that you'd like to see covered, please email me at or create an issue on the project issue queue on GitHub:

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About the Author

Seth Vincent
Seth Vincent

Seth Vincent is a programmer, designer, and writer focused on journalism and civic technology projects. Previously he’s worked as an advisor of a student news organization, advising on technology, journalism, and leadership. He is a co-organizer of Code for Seattle, a volunteer organization associated with Code for America, that uses technology to support civic engagement and address local issues.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Thank you!
    • Tools we’ll use in this book
  • 1. Creating standalone JavaScript library builds with browserify, watchify, and uglify-js
    • Create your package.json file
    • Set up the project files & directories
    • Install development dependencies
    • Module usage examples
    • Add build scripts to the “scripts” field
    • Run the build scripts!
    • Usage of the library
    • More like this
  • Using rework-npm for bundling css from npm along with myth and clean-css
  • Create a Node.js web app that pulls data from content APIs using hyperquest, director, handlebars, and other modules from npm
    • Basic usage examples
    • Building the application
    • Setup the project
  • Preloading and rendering image sprites in 2d js/canvas games
    • Set up the project
    • Install dependencies
    • gameloop
    • load-images
    • sprite-2d
    • Running the example
  • More on the way!
    • More tutorials
    • More JavaScript books
  • Changelog
    • v0.2.1 - September 7, 2014
    • v0.2.0 – March 4, 2014
    • v0.1.0 - February 11, 2014

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