It's important to communicate the extent of changes in a new release of code, because sometimes updates can break code that a package needs (called dependencies).Semantic versioning (semver) is a standard that was designed to solve this problem.
If a project is going to be shared with others, it should start at
1.0.0, (though some projects on npm don't follow this rule).
After this, changes should be handled as follows:
If you were starting with a package 1.0.4, this is how you would specify the ranges:
For more about using semantic versioning with package.json files, see Chapter 5.
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