Top 100 npm packages for your next Nodejs Project.

Top 100 npm packages for your next Nodejs Project.
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Are you looking for some popular npm packages for your next project ?

Here is a list of 100 Node.js NPM packages that are categorized according to their use cases:

Web Frameworks

  1. Express: A fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for Node.js.
  2. Koa: Next generation web framework for Node.js.
  3. Hapi: A rich framework for building applications and services.
  4. NestJS: A progressive Node.js framework for building efficient, reliable, and scalable server-side applications.
  5. Fastify: Fast and low overhead web framework, for Node.js.

Frontend Libraries & Frameworks

  1. React: A JavaScript library for building user interfaces, maintained by Facebook.
  2. Angular: One framework. Mobile & desktop.
  3. Vue: The Progressive JavaScript Framework.


  1. Passport: Simple, unobtrusive authentication for Node.js.
  2. Passport-jwt: Passport authentication strategy using JSON Web Tokens.
  3. Bcryptjs: Optimized bcrypt in JavaScript with zero dependencies.
  4. Jsonwebtoken: JSON Web Token implementation (RFC 7519).


  1. Lodash: A modern JavaScript utility library delivering modularity, performance, and extras.
  2. Moment: Parse, validate, manipulate, and display dates and times in JavaScript.
  3. Axios: Promise-based HTTP client for the browser and Node.js.
  4. Async: Utility module which provides straightforward, powerful functions for working with asynchronous JavaScript.
  5. Bluebird: A fully-featured Promise library for JavaScript.
  6. Debug: A tiny JavaScript debugging utility modeled after Node.js core's debugging technique.
  7. Npm-check-updates: Find newer versions of package dependencies than what your package.json allows.
  8. Chalk: Terminal string styling done right.
  9. Uuid: Simple, fast generation of RFC4122 UUIDS.
  10. Nanoid: A tiny, secure URL-friendly unique string ID generator for JavaScript.

Data Management & ORM

  1. Mongoose: Elegant MongoDB object modeling for Node.js.
  2. Sequelize: Promise-based Node.js ORM for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  3. Knex: SQL query builder for Postgres, MSSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, and Oracle.
  4. SQLite3: Asynchronous, non-blocking SQLite3 bindings for Node.js.


  1. Jest: Delightful JavaScript testing framework with a focus on simplicity.
  2. Mocha: Simple, flexible, fun JavaScript test framework for Node.js & the browser.
  3. Chai: BDD / TDD assertion framework for Node.js and the browser.
  4. Cypress: Fast, easy, and reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser.

Build Tools & Task Runners

  1. Webpack: A static module bundler for modern JavaScript applications.
  2. Gulp: Toolkit for automating painful or time-consuming tasks in your development workflow.
  3. Grunt: The JavaScript task runner.
  4. Vite: Next generation frontend tooling.

Linters & Code Formatting

  1. ESLint: The pluggable linting utility for JavaScript and JSX.
  2. TSLint: An extensible linter for the TypeScript language.
  3. Prettier: An opinionated code formatter.
  4. Standard: JavaScript Style Guide, with linter & automatic code fixer.
  5. Eslint-config-airbnb: Airbnb's ESLint config, following their style guide.

Logging & Monitoring

  1. Winston: A logger for just about everything.
  2. Pino: Super fast, low overhead Node.js logger.
  3. Morgan: HTTP request logger middleware for Node.js.


  1. Body-parser: Node.js body parsing middleware.
  2. Cors: Middleware to enable CORS with various options.
  3. Express-validator: A set of express.js middlewares that wraps validator.js validator and sanitizer functions.
  4. Multer: Middleware for handling multipart/form-data.
  5. Express-session: Simple session middleware for Express.

Real-time Communication

  1. Enables real-time, bidirectional, and event-based communication.
  2. The client-side component of

Templating Engines

  1. Pug: Robust, elegant, feature-rich template engine for Node.js.
  2. Handlebars: Minimal templating on steroids.
  3. Jade: Template engine.
  4. Nunjucks: A rich and powerful templating language for JavaScript.

Command Line Tools

  1. Commander: The complete solution for Node.js command-line interfaces.
  2. Inquirer: A collection of common interactive command-line user interfaces.
  3. Shelljs: Portable Unix shell commands for Node.js.
  4. Npm: A package manager for JavaScript.
  5. Npm-run-all: A CLI tool to run multiple npm-scripts in parallel or sequential.

State Management

  1. Redux: A predictable state container for JavaScript apps.
  2. React-redux: Official React bindings for Redux.
  3. Redux-saga: An alternative side effect model for Redux apps.

Static Site Generators

  1. Next.js: The React Framework.
  2. Gatsby: A React-based open-source framework for creating websites and apps.


  1. GraphQL: A query language for your API.
  2. Apollo-server: Spec-compliant and production-ready JavaScript GraphQL server.


  1. Nodemailer: Easy as cake e-mail sending from your Node.js applications.

Dev Tools & Workflow

  1. Yarn: Fast, reliable, and secure dependency management.
  2. Nx: Extensible Dev Tools for Monorepos.
  3. Concurrently: Run multiple commands concurrently.
  4. Nodemon: A utility that will monitor for any changes in your source and automatically restart your server.
  5. PM2: Production process manager for Node.js applications.

Static Code Analysis

  1. Jshint: A static code analysis tool used in software development for checking if JavaScript source code complies with coding rules.
  2. Validator: A library of string validators and sanitizers.

CSS Frameworks & Styling

  1. Bulma: Modern CSS framework based on Flexbox.
  2. Styled-components: Visual primitives for the component age.
  3. Sass: CSS with superpowers.

Other Notable Libraries

  1. D3: JavaScript library for producing dynamic, interactive data visualizations in web browsers.
  2. Puppeteer: Headless Chrome Node.js API.
  3. Leaflet: An open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps.
  4. Stripe: Node.js library for the Stripe API.

This categorization helps to identify the specific use cases for each package, making it easier to choose the right tool for your project. Stay tuned, we are continuesly update the list with complete tutorials.