NPM package tip

FYI the only way to install and save Node/Javascript libraries is like this:

npm install mongoose@”~4.0.8″ –save

This installs anything 4.0.x — major and minor are respected.  The option “@4.0.8” would be only 4.0.8, which is fine, but probably too picky.  The default “^4.0″ is terrible and will install anything with major version 4. Don’t ever do this.  It’s also the default. Programmer emptor.

For Python, I generally do “pip install package” to install the latest version of a module, then “pip freeze mypackage >> requirements.txt” to capture the exact version number.