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What is Yarn?

Yarn is a package manager and project manager designed specifically for JavaScript projects. It offers various features, including dependency management, package installation and removal, and configuration management. According to the vendor, Yarn is suitable for businesses of all sizes, from small...

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Yarn Fun

9 out of 10
June 26, 2022
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We have a lot of NodeJS projects in the company I work for. This includes our customer database, which contains millions of records. Many …
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What is Yarn?

Yarn is a package manager for JavaScript designed to provide secure dependency management, with project manager features such as offering a workspace that allows users to split projects into sub-components within a single repository. Developed by personnel at Facebook, Yarn is free and open source…

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What is Yarn?

Yarn is a package manager and project manager designed specifically for JavaScript projects. It offers various features, including dependency management, package installation and removal, and configuration management. According to the vendor, Yarn is suitable for businesses of all sizes, from small enterprises to large corporations. It is primarily used by software developers, web developers, DevOps engineers, IT professionals, and open-source contributors, making it a widely applicable tool for different industries.

Key Features

Workspaces: According to the vendor, Yarn introduces workspaces, which allow for better organization and easier development and maintenance of complex projects. Users can manage multiple packages within a single repository, enabling efficient sharing of dependencies and optimized builds.

Stability: The vendor claims that Yarn guarantees consistent installations over time, ensuring the reliability and integrity of projects. This stability aims to prevent unexpected issues or breaking changes caused by evolving dependencies.

Documentation: According to the vendor, Yarn provides comprehensive and continuously improved documentation. This documentation is designed to help users effectively understand and utilize Yarn's features, enhancing their development experience.

Plugins: Yarn offers a plugin system that allows users to extend and customize its functionality. According to the vendor, plugins provide additional tools and features to address specific needs or solve unique problems, enabling users to tailor Yarn to their requirements and workflows.

Innovation: The vendor states that Yarn is committed to pushing the boundaries of package management and introducing new workflows. The Yarn team works on improving existing features and embracing innovation to enhance the developer experience.

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June 26, 2022

Yarn Fun

Score 9 out of 10
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We have a lot of NodeJS projects in the company I work for. This includes our customer database, which contains millions of records. Many of those projects also have a microservice architecture. In order to keep our code tidy and manageable, we segment it into logical NodeJS modules and use Yarn to install those modules and manage their versions. This is very important to us, as we need to reuse as much code as we can in different microservices (for authentication, calling other APIs, security ...)
  • Package management
  • Speed of download compared to npm
  • Moduel version control
  • Rarely, some server connection error appear, while npm works alright.
  • Sometimes, deleting the whole vendor directory is the best solution to solve weird issues.
  • You still might need npm to install Yarn.
There is really no real reason why not to use Yarn today. It's much faster than npm, and you will need a dependency management system anyway. The only thing that might be missing is the fact that it doesn't come natively with NodeJS, and you have to install it yourself. I'd like to see the NodeJS ecosystem include Yarn by default.
  • Ease of use to manage our dependencies
  • Integration inside CI/CD pipelines
  • Its Performance
  • Deployments happen much faster.
  • Building and testing our apps is much more streamlined and efficient.
  • Makes it easier to write reusable code.
Compared to npm, Yarn is a clear winner here. npm does not look to be getting any improvements recently. And it's much much slower to run when installing project dependencies. This has a clear impact on the developer productivity but also makes deployments slower. So Yarn is still a much superior choice.
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