Npm link for local development
June 10, 2020
How to effectively work with a project spread on multiple npm packages.
Let’s say you have a project named main, this project has a dependency external which is also developed by you.
Now you want to add a new feature to main which requires a change in both npm packages.
- Go to the external dependency you want to work on, in my case, it’s external.
- Create a symbolic link with npm link
- Go to the package that uses the external dependency, in my case, it’s main
npm link external
external is the name that is defined in the package.json name property.
- Enjoy that sweet developer experience