Yarn - An npm Alternative

Published by Andrew Mead

Yarn is an alternative to npm. It's faster, more secure, and easier to use. You don't need to change a line of code to switch.

If you’ve taken any of my courses, then you know all about npm. You know install times are long, the commands can be counterintuitive, and versions are difficult to manage across environments.

Now we have an alternative.

Yarn

Yarn is a new package manager released by Facebook. It aims to replace your existing workflow will maintaining 100% compatibility with the npm registry.

This means there’s almost no switching cost. It’s a no-brainer.

Here’s why you should switch:

  1. Yarn is faster and caches modules to speed up future installs.
  2. The Yarn commands are intuitive.
  3. Yarn is built around security and reliability.