List of useful nodejs packages needed for faster development.
Actionhero- Multi-transport Node.js API server with integrated cluster capabilities and delayed tasks.
Restify- A Node.js web service framework optimized for building semantically correct RESTful web services ready for production use at scale.
FeathersJS- An open-source REST and real-time API layer for modern applications.
Loopback- Node.js framework for creating APIs and easily connecting to backend data sources.
Express- Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for Node.js
Sails.js- Sails is the most popular MVC framework for Node.js.
Hapi- A rich framework for building applications and services.
Koa- Next-generation web framework for Node.js
NestJS- A progressive Node.js framework for building efficient and scalable server-side applications, heavily inspired by Angular.
tinyhttp- 0-legacy, tiny & fast web framework as a replacement of Express
Micro- Asynchronous HTTP microservices.
Micro Panda- Node.js toolkit to help build microservices.
Micro-Whalla- A simple, fast framework for writing microservices in Node.js communicate using RPC / IPC.
Moleculer- Fast & powerful microservices framework for NodeJS.
Seneca- A microservices toolkit for Node.js
Serverless- Build and maintain web, mobile and IoT applications running on AWS Lambda and API Gateway (formerly known as JAWS).
StdLib- Standard library for microservices.
zeronode- A minimal building block for NodeJS microservices.
Mongoose- Mongoose is a MongoDB object modeling tool designed to work in an asynchronous environment.
Mongoose Paginate v2- A customizable cursor-based pagination plugin for Mongoose.
Sequelize- Sequelize is a promise-based Node.js ORM for Postgres, MySQL, SQLite, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Knex.jsKnex.js is a "batteries included" SQL query builder for Postgres, MSSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, Oracle, and Amazon Redshift designed to be flexible, portable, and fun to use.
Cheerio- jQuery for the Server-side. Fast, flexible, and lean implementation of core jQuery designed specifically for the server.
Faker- Generate massive amounts of fake data in the browser and node.js
Through- simple way to create a ReadableWritable stream that works
browserify- browser-side require() the node.js way
fs-extra- Node.js: extra methods for the fs object like copy(), remove(), mkdirs()
Inquirer.js- A collection of common interactive command-line user interfaces.
Commander.js- The complete solution for node.js command-line interfaces, inspired by Ruby's commander.
NodeCSV- Full-featured CSV parser with simple API and tested against large datasets.
ShowdownJS- Markdown to HTML converter JS library
GM- GraphicsMagick and ImageMagick for node
Sharp- High-performance Node.js image processing, the fastest module to resize JPEG, PNG, WebP and TIFF images. Uses the libvips library.
Validator.js- A library of string validators and sanitizers.
express-validator- An express.js middleware for validator.js.
CleanCSS- Fast and efficient CSS optimizer for node.js and the Web
SVGO- SVG Optimizer is a Nodejs-based tool for optimizing SVG vector graphics files.
PassportJS- Passport is authentication middleware for Node.js and Express . A comprehensive set of strategies support authentication using a username and password, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
JSON Web Token- Implementation of JSON Web Tokens
express-fileupload- Simple express middleware for uploading files.
Multer-JS- Multer is a node.js middleware for handling multipart/form-data, which is primarily used for uploading files. It is written on top of busboy for maximum efficiency.
Body-parser- Node.js body parsing middleware - Parse incoming request bodies in a middleware before your handlers, available under the req.body property.
connect-flash- The flash is a special area of the session used for storing messages. Messages are written to the flash and cleared after being displayed to the user. The flash is typically used in combination with redirects, ensuring that the message is available to the next page that is to be rendered.
Nodemailer- Send e-mails with Node.JS – easy as cake!
Express-Mailer- Send Emails from your application and response object.
Axios- Promise based HTTP client for the browser and node.js
Request- Request is designed to be the simplest way possible to make http calls. It supports HTTPS and follows redirects by default.
method-override- Lets you use HTTP verbs such as PUT or DELETE in places where the client doesn't support it.
Socket.IO- Socket.IO enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication.
CRON- Cron is a tool that allows you to execute something on a schedule.
Agenda- A light-weight job scheduling library for Node.js.
Node Schedule- A flexible job scheduler for Node.js that can perform different types of scheduling: Cron-style, Data-based and Recurrence Rule.
ROBOTJSNode.js Desktop Automation. Control the mouse, keyboard, and read the screen.
PuppeteerPuppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control Chrome or Chromium over the DevTools Protocol.
Gulp- Gulp is a task runner used for automation of time-consuming and repetitive tasks involved in web development like minification, concatenation, cache busting, unit testing, linting, optimization, etc.
Commander- The complete solution for node.js command-line interfaces, inspired by Ruby's commander.
Colors- Easily add ANSI colors to your text and symbols in the terminal.
Chalk- Terminal string styling done right.
ox- tiny 2D game framework for the web
Selfish- class-free, pure prototypal inheritance
Ocelot- minimalist HTML5 2D game engine, Ocelot aims for simplicity and small filesize
js13k-boilerplate- js13kGames boilerplate
js13k-toolkit- starter repository for js13kGames, a set of tools for developing a JS game and keeping it under 13kb
js13k-requirejs- require.js-powered application template with build tools
js13k-rollup- gulp/rollup.js powered template with support for ES2015 modules and build tools
js13k-starter- sample js13k project structure, example, and Gulp build process
Tiny-Canvas- lightweight minimal implementation of a batched and stack matrix-based Canvas with WebGL backend
Ga- tiny, cute, and friendly system for making HTML5 games
platform-engine- 2D platform engine that handles collisions, slopes, rotations, etc.
js13kGames-boilerplate- includes a game loop, utility functions, and webpack config to package game with just one command
js13k-webpack-starter- build with a single command, dev server, es2015 support
js13k-base- simple commands, a server, and a sample game + framework
js13kgames-parcel-starter- starter repo to build, zip, and check the file size of your game with a single command
responsiveTouchGameFramework- responsive canvas game framework with unified mouse / tactile inputs
Tweetwork- a 140b canvas game framework
JS13K 2017 Kit- a pico-8 like graphics engine and game boilerplate
cucumber Gherkin- JCucumber is a tool that supports Behaviour-Driven Development(BDD).
React Testing Library- The React Testing Library is a very lightweight solution for testing React components. The more your tests resemble the way your software is used, the more confidence they can give you.
List of packages needed for management and operations.
PM2- It allows you to keep applications alive forever, reload them without downtime, and facilitate common DevOps tasks.
Forever- A simple CLI tool for ensuring that a given script runs continuously (i.e. forever).
nodemon- Monitor for any changes in your node.js application and automatically restart the server - perfect for the development
Trace- A visualized stack trace platform designed for microservices.
ProjectMan- A Project Manager to add projects to favorites and open them from your command line.
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