I’ve heavily promoted nvm, a Node.js version manager, over the years. Having a tool to manage multiple versions of a language interpreter has been so useful, especially due to the complexity of Node.js package management.
One tip I like to give new developers is adding a
.nvmrc file to their repositories. The file contents is just a simple string representing the version of Node.js the project requires:
A project with this
.nvmrc is specifying that Node.js
v16 should be used. Any developer could then run
nvm use to download, install, and switch to that version. A
nvm install call would then install dependencies in line with that version.
Note: This post has been updated. One of my huge web peeves is when an element has click events attached to it but the element doesn’t sport the “pointer” cursor. I mean how the hell is the user supposed to know they can/should click on…