I Peeked Into My Node_Modules Directory And You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

Jordan Scales examined the contents of the node_modules directory a discovered a lot of junk.

While code bloat continues to slow down our websites, drain our batteries, and make “npm install” slow for a few seconds, many developers like myself have decided to carefully audit the dependencies we bring into our projects. It’s time we as a community stand up and say enough is enough, this community belongs to all of us, and not just a handful of JavaScript developers with great hair.
I decided to document my experiences in auditing my projects’ dependencies, and I hope you find the following information useful.