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.

Numerically Precise Metrics

We just made a change to the count of “total packages” on the front page; the new number is ~2% lower.

The package count previously used a very simple method for counting that included packages that had been entirely unpublished, of which there were very few. Recently we got a large number of spam packages which we then deleted, which increased this number to the point that it seemed meaningful, so we switched to a more accurate count.