What is npm that GitHub Acquired It?
The registry can be used via the client, and the open packages can be accessed and explored through the npm website. The package manager and the registry are maintained by npm, Inc.
npm is included as a main supported feature in Node.js installer. Packages on the registry exist in CommonJS format and incorporate a metadata file in JSON format.
How This Acquisition Adds Value
Some bigger features that will be soon integrated are Workspaces and enhancements to the publishing and multi-factor authentication enablement.
Also, blending GitHub with npm will enhance the safety of the open-source software and allow users to track change from a GitHub pull request to the npm package version that made it.
The programming language is used so commonly that it has been ranked as the most used language according to StackOverflow’s Developer Survey for seven years in a row.