npm Blog (Archive)

The npm blog has been discontinued.

Updates from the npm team are now published on the GitHub Blog and the GitHub Changelog.

v5.2.0 (2017-07-05)

It’s only been a couple of days but we’ve got some bug fixes we wanted to get out to you all. We also believe that npx is ready to be bundled with npm, which we’re really excited about!


npx is a tool intended to help round out the experience of using packages from the npm registry — the same way npm makes it super easy to install and manage dependencies hosted on the registry, npx is meant to make it easy to use CLI tools and other executables hosted on the registry. It greatly simplifies a number of things that, until now, required a bit of ceremony to do with plain npm.

@zkat has a great introduction post to npx that I highly recommend you give a read