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nodemon

A simple monitor script for use during development of a node.js app
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What is nodemon?

It is an open source utility that will monitor for any changes in your source and automatically restart your server. It has a default support for node & coffeescript, but easy to run any executable (such as python, make, etc).
nodemon is a tool in the node.js Application Monitoring category of a tech stack.
nodemon is an open source tool with 22.5K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to nodemon's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses nodemon?

Companies
25 companies reportedly use nodemon in their tech stacks, including Backend, 2LStudios, and Platform.

Developers
158 developers on StackShare have stated that they use nodemon.

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Pros of nodemon
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Easy to use
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It's lightweight

nodemon's Features

  • Automatic restarting of application
  • Detects default file extension to monitor

nodemon Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to nodemon?
forever
It is a simple CLI tool for ensuring that a given script runs continuously. It is used to keep the server alive even when the server crash/stops. When the server is stopped because of some error, exception, etc.it automatically restarts it.
gulp
Build system automating tasks: minification and copying of all JavaScript files, static images. More capable of watching files to automatically rerun the task when a file changes.
Grunt
The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, etc, the easier your job becomes. After you've configured it, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for you—and your team—with basically zero effort.
LiveReload
LiveReload monitors changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file, it is preprocessed as needed, and the browser is refreshed.
PM2
Production process manager for Node.js apps with a built-in load balancer
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