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What is pkg?

This command line interface enables you to package your Node.js project into an executable that can be run even on devices without Node.js installed.
pkg is a tool in the Javascript Utilities & Libraries category of a tech stack.
pkg is an open source tool with 17.5K GitHub stars and 724 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to pkg's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses pkg?

Companies
3 companies reportedly use pkg in their tech stacks, including Agile Factory, BoxLogix Automation, and ASIC Gateway.

Developers
52 developers on StackShare have stated that they use pkg.

pkg Integrations

pkg's Features

  • Make a commercial version of your application without sources
  • Make a demo/evaluation/trial version of your app without sources
  • Instantly make executables for other platforms (cross-compilation)
  • Make some kind of self-extracting archive or installer
  • No need to install Node.js and npm to run the packaged application
  • No need to download hundreds of files via npm install to deploy your application. Deploy it as a single file
  • Put your assets inside the executable to make it even more portable
  • Test your app against new Node.js version without installing it

pkg Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to pkg?
Marvel
A super simple tool that turns any image (including PSDs) or sketch into interactive prototypes for any device. Powered by Dropbox.
Modernizr
It’s a collection of superfast tests or detects as we like to call them which run as your web page loads, then you can use the results to tailor the experience to the user. It tells you what HTML, CSS and JavaScript features the user’s browser has to offer.
Modernizr
It’s a collection of superfast tests or detects as we like to call them which run as your web page loads, then you can use the results to tailor the experience to the user. It tells you what HTML, CSS and JavaScript features the user’s browser has to offer.
fancybox
It is a tool that offers a nice and elegant way to add zooming functionality for images, html content and multi-media on your webpages. It is built on the top of the popular JavaScript framework jQuery and is both easy to implement and a snap to customize.
Lodash
A JavaScript utility library delivering consistency, modularity, performance, & extras. It provides utility functions for common programming tasks using the functional programming paradigm.
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pkg's Followers
59 developers follow pkg to keep up with related blogs and decisions.