uuid: Detailed Overview & Metrics

v9.0.1(6 months ago)

This package is actively maintained.Types definitions are provided via a separate npm package: @types/uuidNumber of direct dependencies: 0Monthly npm downloads

UUID is a popular npm package used for generating universally unique identifiers (UUIDs). UUIDs are 128-bit values that are unique across all devices and time, making them ideal for generating unique identifiers in distributed systems. The UUID package provides a simple and efficient API for generating different types of UUIDs, including version 1 (based on timestamp and MAC address) and version 4 (randomly generated).

Compared to other alternatives like shortid or nanoid, UUID offers a standardized and widely adopted approach to generating unique identifiers. It is actively maintained and widely used in various applications and frameworks. UUIDs generated by this package are typically represented as strings in the form of 'xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx', where 'x' represents a hexadecimal digit.

Alternatives:
nanoid+
shortid+
short-uuid+
ulid+
cuid+
uniqid+
uuidv4+
secure-random-string+
randomatic+
randomstring+

Tags: javascriptuuidunique-identifierdistributed-systems