↪ Shipping stable npm releases

Another post where the understanding the detail of the tools we use everyday can make a very measurable difference. Greenkeeper use npm and Babel 6 as examples of how using distribution tags can help ensure stable module releases in their article One simple trick for JavaScript package maintainers to avoid breaking their user’s software and to ship stable releases. Although I’ve used a moderate portion of npm’s capabilities, I’d missed this really useful feature.