Most NodeJS Projects will install their dependencies locally using NPM or Yarn, and thus can work with Devbox with minimal additional configuration. Per project packages can be managed via NPM or Yarn.
Adding NodeJS to your Shell
devbox add nodejs, or in your
This will install NodeJS 18, and comes bundled with
npm. You can find other installable versions of NodeJS by running
devbox search nodejs. You can also view the available versions on Nixhub
Adding Yarn as your Package Manager
devbox add yarn, or in your
Installing Global Packages
In some situations, you may want to install packages using
npm install --global. This will fail in Devbox since the Nix Store is immutable.
You can instead install these global packages by adding them to the list of packages in your
devbox.json. For example: to add