Updated on Oct 4, 2023
We know what Node.js is and the two types of environments it has. Now, let’s take a look at some of its modules, also known as libraries and packages, and discuss what they are and what they can do for you.
Unlike WordPress plugins, for instance, a module is actually self-contained to a degree. We mean that it will not cause conflicts with other modules or the core Node.js files. WordPress plugins can cause a plethora of issues if they cause a conflict with any other plugins or the core files, but a module will not.
There are three types of Node.js modules. They each perform different functions and serve different purposes, so we will mention them quickly just to give you an idea of what they are and can do.
The existence of such modules makes developing with Node.js much easier since some very popular functions can be downloaded instead of coded from scratch.