A curated list of awesome developer tools for writing cross-platform Node.js code.
- AppVeyor - Focused on Windows. Free tiers are available for OSS projects.
- Travis - Windows/macOS/Linux. Free for OSS projects.
- Azure Pipelines - Windows/macOS/Linux. Free for OSS projects with 10 parallel jobs.
- Github Action - Windows/macOS/Linux. GitHub Actions makes it easy to automate all your software workflows.
- Gitlab CI - Windows/macOS/Linux. GitLab CI/CD is a tool built into GitLab for software development.
- ievms - Automated installer for the free virtual machine images that Microsoft provides for testing on multiple versions of IE. These images can be useful for cross-platform testing various technologies, however make sure you read and understand Microsofts’ licensing.
- VirtualBox - General purpose software for running x86 virtual machines.
- Docker - Software platform to create, deploy and manage virtualized application containers on a common operating system, with an ecosystem of allied tools.
- Wine - Run Windows API calls on Linux, Mac, BSD and Solaris.
- Cygwin - Run POSIX on Windows.
- WSL - Run the Linux command line on Windows (ELF binary execution, system calls, filesystem, Bash, core utilities, common applications).
- MinGW -
gcc on Windows.
- msys / Git Bash - Bash on Windows.
- Redis - Native port of Redis for Windows.
- is-windows - Detect whether the current platform is Windows.
- is-wsl - Detect whether current platform is WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
- getos - Retrieve the current OS, including Linux distribution.
- os-name - Get the name of the current operating system.
- systeminformation - Hardware/software system information.
- execa - Cross-platform implementation of
- gulp-execa - Cross-platform command execution in Gulp.js.
- cross-spawn - Cross-platform implementation of
- shelljs - Cross-platform Unix shell commands.
- node-windows - Windows support for Node.js scripts (daemons, eventlog, UAC, etc).
- log-symbols - Colored symbols for various log levels with Windows fallbacks.
- figures - Unicode symbols with Windows fallbacks.
- clipboardy / clipboard-cli - Cross-platform copy/paste.
- cross-env - Set environment variables cross-platform.
- user-home - Get the path to the user home directory. Cross-platform.
- username - Get the current username.
- osenv - Cross-platform environment variables.
- is-elevated - Check if the process is running with elevated privileges.
- which - Cross-platform implementation of Unix’s
- rimraf / del - Delete files and folders. Cross-platform.
- make-dir - Cross-platform
- readdirp - Recursive version of
- cpy - Copy files. Cross-platform.
- chokidar - Improved cross-platform file watching.
- graceful-fs - Improves the
fs module, especially on Windows.
- fs-extra - Combines
graceful-fs with better JSON file reading and promises.
- any-path - Use Windows and POSIX paths interchangeably when fetching values from an object.
- dev-null-cli - Cross-platform
- fkill - Kill processes. Cross-platform.
- signal-exit - Cross-platform
- open - Opens stuff like websites, files, executables. Cross-platform.
- node-notifier - Cross-platform desktop notifications.
- cmd.exe unicode woes - By default,
cmd.exe does not display Unicode characters on Windows.
- spawn issues -
child_process.spawn() behavior is not consistent between Windows and Linux.
- exec() behavior between shells - Depending on the shell being used, e.g., bash vs. dash,
child_process.exec() has inconsistent exit behavior.
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