PJSON is a simple npm package that let's you read the package.json file.
npm install pjson --save
and use it in your code like this
var pjson = ;// simply access values package.jsonconsole;
In Node.js you can already import json files by simple giving their names in the
require statements but this approach doesn't always work well.
First of all it's path dependend. So if your project has a nested structure you might endup with a code that looks like this
var pjson = ;
In typescript you cannot create module definitions for relatively imported things. PJSON resolves this issue for you because you can import it just by name
Old versions of Node
Importing JSON files using require is only enabled on late versions of node. For old versions, PJSON is might be useful
Because I need it
It's simple, I needed it for my own project and I though it might be useful for other as well :)