NPM is now the top repository

Today NPM overtook Maven Central to become the module repository with most components.  It had previously overtaken RubyGems on June 4th.

Using the data from we can see that NPM is growing twice as fast as Maven Central:

MC-smallNPM is also the youngest of these repositories:

Maven Central – 2002 – Wikipedia, Site.
Java –  1995 – Wikipedia, Site.

RubyGems – April 2009 – Wikipedia, Site.
Ruby – 1995 – Wikipedia, Site

NPM – 2011 – Wikipedia, Site.
Node.js – 2009 – Wikipedia, Site.

Thanks to the NPM folks and to Erik DeBill for


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s