Hello NodeJS friends,

In today’s blog, I will explain in detail about Node.js modules and types of NodeJS modules.

Node.js is a powerful runtime environment that allows developers to execute JavaScript code outside of a browser. One of the key features of Node.js is its module system, which enables developers to organize their code into reusable components. This blog post will provide an overview of Node.js modules.

So, let’s move further.

What is a Module in Node.js?

A module in Node.js is essentially a reusable piece of code that encapsulates related functionality. It can be a single file or a collection of files that work together to perform a specific task. Modules help in keeping the code organized, maintainable, and easy to understand.

NodeJs Module Types

Node.js includes three types of modules:

  1. Core Modules
  2. Local Modules
  3. Third Party Modules

Core Modules 

Core modules are built-in modules that come bundled with Node.js. They provide fundamental functionalities such as file I/O, HTTP handling, and utilities. You can use core modules in your Node.js applications without the need for installation.

The following lists some of the important core modules in Node.js.

  1. http (HTTP server/client)
  2. Path (file path manipulation)
  3. fs (file system)
  4. util (utilities)

Local Modules 

Local modules are modules created locally in your Node.js application. These modules Local modules are modules created by developers and stored in separate files within your application’s directory. These modules are used to organize and encapsulate code, making it more maintainable and reusable within your application.

Example: A module you create to handle database interactions, user authentication, or any other specific functionality within your application.

Third Party Modules 

Third-party modules are created by other developers and are available through the Node Package Manager (npm). These modules extend the capabilities of Node.js by providing pre-built solutions for various tasks. You can install third-party modules using npm and include them in your project.

Example: express for building web applications, mongoose for working with MongoDB, and axios for making HTTP requests.


Node.js modules play a crucial role in organizing and structuring code in Node.js applications. They enable code reusability, making it easier to maintain and scale applications.

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