Backpat is a simple tool for use in automating the production of tech stack notes in projects. Think along the lines of About pages with links for crediting community contributions to your codebase. (Looking at you, student developers.)
Install it as such:
$ npm install --save backpat
Require it like so:
const backpat = backpat;
As of v0.6.0: Invoke it thusly:
And it will parse your project's
package.json, identifying all production
and developer dependencies and fetching the particulars of each. What you'll
get back is a promise that will eventually resolve into an object like this:
Simple as that. The npm download count attribute makes ranking and filtering the results a snap.
That's it. Feel free to submit an issue or PR.