Modules in Node give you essential functionality to make your application. There are millions of third-party plugins in the
npm library that give you different functionality. Super useful when developing applications, however, there is also a handful of built-in modules that are a must-know.
With these built-in modules, you don't need to install anything, you can start using them right out of the box. Let's see which they are.
Built-in Node Modules
|Helps you Interact with the file system, read/write files, and manage directories.
|Helps you create an HTTP server, handle incoming requests, and send responses.
|Extends HTTP for secure communication using SSL/TLS encryption.
|Helps you work with file and directory paths, providing methods for navigation.
|Retrieves information about the operating system, such as CPU architecture and memory.
|Logs messages to the console to aid in debugging and monitoring.
|Create servers and clients for handling raw TCP communication.
|Helps you deal with raw binary data. it is essential for file handling and network protocols.
|Helps you Implement the observer pattern, allowing objects to emit and listen for named events.
|Helps you Parse and format URLs, making it easier to work with web addresses.
|It Extend network capabilities with secure communication using SSL/TLS.
|Provide an interactive programming environment with a Read-Eval-Print Loop.
|Perform Domain Name System operations, translating domain names to IP addresses.
|Offer cryptographic functionality for secure operations such as hashing and encryption.
|Access information about the current Node.js process, environment variables, etc.
|Facilitate simple assertion testing for validating conditions in your code.
|Measure the performance of your code using high-resolution timers.
|Facilitate reading data from a readable stream, often used for command-line interfaces.
|Parse and format URL query strings, handling parameters in web applications.
|Provide a foundation for working with streams of data, making it efficient for large datasets.
These modules are super helpful during development. Let me know in the comments, if I should how each of them works with good examples.
Cheers. See you in the next one.