npm bans terminal ads

Found on ZD Net on Sunday, 01 September 2019
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After last week a popular JavaScript library started showing full-blown ads in the npm command-line interface, npm, Inc., the company that runs the npm tool and website, has taken a stance and plans to ban such behavior in the future.

However, the JavaScript community didn't react in the way Aboukhadijeh hoped, and his initiative was criticized by most developers, who claimed the ads were polluting application logs.

Now if only NPM would be banned too. Nobody who is serious would ever consider using that in anything remotely close to a production environment; but then we're talking about Javascript...