Node Modules for Meteor
Node module hacks encapsulated
There's not really a whole lot going on here. We needed a way to encapsulate Meteor's current node module hacks so we can depend on common packages without being bound to a common strategy.
Deploying to meteor.com
The only way to bundle a node module at this point is to include it in the
public/. Yes this is a terrible hack and all the files in your node modules will be reachable along with your apps legitimate assets. If you don't mind all of this you don't have to do anything but install the
node-modules and load modules like this:
var awssum = NodeModules.require('awssum');
If you're not deploying to meteor.com you might have the ability to place your node modules wherever you choose. If the module is available to nodejs's
require() you don't have to do anything special. Require your modules just like the example above.
You can also tell
node-modules where your packages are located using
NodeModules.setPath('/absolute/or/relative/path/to/node_modules'); var awssum = NodeModules.require('awssum');