What is openbase ?
Find and compare open-source packages with user reviews, categorization, and unparalleled insights about packages' popularity, reliability, activity, and more.
My method to choose a package from npm
Search keywords on npm
Check description, the number of downloads, and the last update
Go to the GitHub page and scan Readme(+demo) and official doc then check issues and PRs quickly
If issues and PRs have been left for a long time, it would be a sign to avoid using
I pick up 3-4 npm packages through the above steps.
Basically, I don't choose a too bad package for projects, however, infrequently I need to back my shortlist.
Then I think I could get more information easily when I was in the process. Like reviews for packages📦. Actually, we could find out so much information from docs, blogs, and StackOverflow, but it would need to check several pages which is troublesome 😭😭😭
👍 openbase has Reviews 👍
This is really useful to research libraries for a project.
The reviews have stars as the rating that is helpful to judge the reviews.
👍 openbase allows us to access tutorial easily 👍
You can check tutorials when you click
tutorial in the sidebar. I think this is super cool functionality since sometimes libraries don't have enough information to try very quickly on ReadME.
👍 openbase can suggest alternatives 👍
If you click
Alternatives in the sidebar, openbase will show you alternatives. This is very useful to create your shortlist. However, if you click
Alternatives when you are checking
React, the result will be Vue or Svelte etc lol
Top comments (1)
In fact it is a great solutions. Recently I used more to check react-native packages form my projects and the reviews and numbers of download and last commits showed by openbase help me to do a right choice.